DeMarcus Cousins is an important member of the Sacramento Kings. DeMarcus Cousins, who currently plays for the Louisiana Gulf Coast Jazz in the NBA, has been a part of three distinct clubs in the league’s history.
His achievements include three NBA playoff series victories, the first of which he achieved with the Los Angeles Lakers. Later, he and fellow NBA players Ray Allen and Steve Francis were traded to the Sacramento Kings. He was a big part of the team’s success in the Eastern Conference Finals, where they faced the Heat.
DeMarcus Amir Cousins, also known as DeMarcus Amir Cousins, is an American basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Sacramento Kings selected Demarcus Cousins in the fifth round of the 2010 NBA Draft. Cousins is known by the moniker “Boogie” and plays the position of Center.
Cousins was a member of the University of Kentucky basketball team from 2009 to 2010.
Cousins joined the NBA Draft after his freshman year of college. The Sacramento Kings selected Cousins with the fifth overall choice in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Cousins then signed his rookie deal with the Kings on July 7, 2010, worth about $7 million for the first two years with a team option for the third and fourth years. Cousins had a strong first season and was chosen to the NBA All-Rookie Team.
At the conclusion of the 2010–11 season, he was named to the All-Rookie First Team.
Cousins then signed a four-year, $62 million contract deal with the Kings on September 30, 2013. Cousins averaged 22.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game in the 2013-14 season.
Cousins was chosen a Western Conference All-Star in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game on January 30, 2015. He was called up to fill in for the injured Kobe Bryant.
Cousins was dealt with the New Orleans Pelicans on February 20, 2017. He was having a fantastic season with the Pelicans until he injured his Achilles, which terminated his season prematurely.
Cousins then signed a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors for $5.3 million on July 6, 2018. He made it to the 2019 NBA Finals but fell to the Toronto Raptors, spearheaded by Kawhi Leonard.
Cousins, however, tore his ACL over the offseason and was dismissed by the Lakers on February 23, 2020. He did not appear in any games for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cousins signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets on December 1, 2020. Cousins was waived by the Rockets on February 23, 2021. He averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 20.2 minutes in 25 games with the Rockets.
Cousins signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2021. He averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1 assist per game in 16 games for the Clippers.