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DeMarcus Cousins?!?

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DeMarcus Cousins?!? 

Post#1 » by red96 » Tue Jul 2, 2019 1:20 pm

He hasn't been signed. WOJ says there isnt a market for him. Should the Rockets take a gamble and offer him the rest of the MLE to backup (more of splitting time with) Capela? Is a 1 year deal possible? Less minutes would help keep him healthy and his skillset gives the Rockets a whole new dimension on offense. Would he accept that role for 1 year? I personally believe he's LA bound. Just spitballing on a way to improve the Rockets from last season.
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins?!? 

Post#2 » by TMU » Tue Jul 2, 2019 7:59 pm

I didn't think that he was particularly helpful without the ball last year with the Warriors. He will have to figure out a way to contribute grabbing rebound, boxing out and playing defense with minimal touches around the basket. His also looked incredibly slow most times. Tough call, but a 1-yr deal shouldn't hurt for the long-term.

As crazy as it seems, I think McGee would actually fit in a bit better for catch and lob, and put backs. Just more mobile overall even though he can only play like 10-15 mins.
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Post#3 » by BallerTalk » Wed Jul 3, 2019 4:11 am

TMU wrote:I didn't think that he was particularly helpful without the ball last year with the Warriors. He will have to figure out a way to contribute grabbing rebound, boxing out and playing defense with minimal touches around the basket. His also looked incredibly slow most times. Tough call, but a 1-yr deal shouldn't hurt for the long-term.

As crazy as it seems, I think McGee would actually fit in a bit better for catch and lob, and put backs. Just more mobile overall even though he can only play like 10-15 mins.



I think McGee would definitely be a better fit.

Plus I have to wonder how committed Cousins would be to a back up role doing grind work during a season when he would likely be trying to reestablish his value for his next contract.
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Post#4 » by K_chile22 » Thu Jul 4, 2019 8:54 pm

He's going to go somewhere he can start not go somewhere to be Clint's backup. That's what he'd be here
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins?!? 

Post#5 » by TMU » Tue Jul 9, 2019 2:09 am

LAL's roster is huge. AD, Cousins and McGee.

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