Former All-Star, Demarcus Cousins, was waived yesterday by the Los Angeles Lakers, to make room for new addition Markieff Morris. Cousins hasn’t played a single game this season, as he has been rehabbing a torn ACL that he suffered during the off-season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 22, 2020
There are a couple of teams in the league that could potentially use Cousins when it comes to playoff time. The Houston Rockets are a notable team that could use the big man, as they traded Clint Capela as the trade deadline.
However, when it comes to the Boston Celtics, they haven’t had a true big man all season. Robert Williams was someone people believed could fill that role this season, but injuries to the big man have kept him out for multiple months. Center, Enes Kanter, has been a solid player off the bench for the Celtics but is only averaging eighteen minutes per-game. Right now, the Celtics are the third seed in the Eastern Conference despite not having a true big man.
Boogie still working out at Staples tonight
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 22, 2020
Daniel Theis has been the guy who has stepped up for the Celtics at the center position. He has been a lifting spark for the Celtics and has made it hard for the front office to make any moves at the center position.
The problem with any team taking the risk on signing Cousins, they don’t know what they are going get from him. He hadn’t played a game since last year’s NBA Finals when he was on the Golden State Warriors. Teams like the Celtics might think he isn’t worth the signing because of the multiple injuries he has been battling.
I hope Cousins gets another chance in the league. He was once one of the best big men in the league. However, I don’t think he would be a good fit for this current Boston Celtic team.
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)