DeMarcus Cousins On Not Being On An NBA Roster: “I Would Love To Get A Real Answer”

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DeMarcus Cousins isn’t the same player he was when he was still with the Sacramento Kings, but the 32-year old big man can still provide decent minutes as a bench player, as shown last season when he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets.

Cousins averaged 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds on 46.6% shooting from the field in 17 games for the Bucks before getting waived and being picked up by the Nuggets, where the veteran center then averaged 8.9 points and 5.5 rebounds on 45.6% shooting in 31 games.

His bench production should at least get him a chance to play in the NBA this season, but Cousins finds himself with very limited market and unable to get on an active roster. The playoffs are right around the corner, and Cousins still remains unsigned. 

Cousins genuinely believes he still has a place in the NBA. In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the four-time NBA All-Star now said that he would love to get a real answer as to why he isn’t on an NBA roster at the moment. 


“I’m the type of guy that whenever I go through my hard times, my hardships, I look at myself first. What can I do to better myself? That’s something I pride myself on,” said Cousins. “I’ve asked many questions. I’ve reached out to former teams. I kind of get sugar coated answers. I can never really get the raw honest truth. I’ve struggled with that as well. I would love to get a real answer.”


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