The Houston Rockets are about to take off Cousins of DeMarcus Sources confirmed to ESPN, Tuesday, after a mutual decision was made between the team and the big guy to separate roads.
The cousins, who received a minimum salary of $ 2.3 million by The Rockets last week as a token of gratitude, will be exploring the interest of other teams.
Cousins, 30, a four-time All-Star star trying to revive his career after a string of serious injuries, averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting just 37.6% from the ground in 25 matches with the Rockets.
The sources said that his cousins were not satisfied with his role as a backup post in the back Christian WoodYou want more play time. Rockets coach Stephen Silas hasn’t thought of playing Wood and Cousins together, because he only wants to use Wood as a center.
The Rockets have lost their last eight matches after Houston scorer Wood and the Houston striker, injuring his right ankle. The cousins, whose defensive restrictions were an issue, averaged 12.1 points and 9.0 rebounds during the span before sitting out of Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls due to a heel injury.
The Cousins have bounced around the league for the past few seasons after a ruptured Achilles tendon during the 2017-18 season while at the New Orleans Pelicans. He then signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors but suffered a torn thigh muscle in the 2018-2019 season. Cousins joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2019-20 campaign but tore up the AFC Champions League before they fit in with the team.
It averaged 20.8 points and 10.7 rebounds for his career since it was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with a No. 5 pick in the 2010 draft.
The Athletic newspaper first reported news of the imminent release of the cousins.