DeMarcus Cousins Will Attempt his NBA Comeback with Houston Rockets

DeMarcus Cousins with the USA Basketball team in 2016. Photo by Heuler Andrey/Agif/REX/Shutterstock

DeMarcus Cousins will get another chance to resurrect his NBA career. This time it’s the Houston Rockets who are taking a gamble on a talented but injury-prone big-man.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Cousins and the Rockets agreed to a one-year deal on Monday. The contract is reportedly non-guaranteed.

Cousins joins the Rockets after failing to play a single game in the NBA last season. He started 2019/20 with LA Lakers but tore his ACL in the preseason and was forced to miss the entire campaign.

The injuries have been the story of DeMarcus Cousins’ career in recent years. Besides the ACL tear, he also had an Achilles injury in 2018 while with New Orleans Pelicans and a quadriceps tear in 2019 while playing for Golden State Warriors.

It remains to be seen whether a fresh start in Houston can help Cousins get his once-promising career back on track.

The 30-year-old Cousins was once regarded as one of the game’s best centers and has four All-Star nods and two All-NBA selections to his name. His NBA career averages include 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.