Two years ago, DeMarcus Cousins was ready to hit a massive payday.
The two-time All-NBA center was in the middle of another All-Star campaign with an expiring contract and a maximum deal apparently secured to be waiting when the free agency has fallen.
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Cousins & Contracts
Instead of a long-term max deal, cousins signed with the Golden State Warriors for $ 5.3 million on a mid-level exception deal that gave him a shot to Win a championship and prove doubts that did not believe he could come back from such devastating damage wrong
The warriors lost in the NBA finals to the Toronto Raptors, and cousins had a quad in the playoffs that only raised concerns over his body.
Cousins returned to a mixed bag Finals look, which saw him showing some of his features and touching the rim, but struggling to get up and down the court.
Woj: "Not a market" for cousins
Now the cousins have returned to the free bureau and sit without agreement after much of the money has b
What should cousins expect with free agents money drying up?
Not much, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who said late Monday that he might not even be able to find the kind of deal he signed with the golden state last summer.
"There is no market for him," Wojnarowski said. "I think he hoped that a big-market team would knock out, have a seat on the pitch – he could get a year, $ 12, $ 15 $ 18, $ 20 million dollar deal. .
"The middle exception he got in Golden State last year? I don't think that's for him. "
No big money in LA for cousins
Wojnarowski described the exact scenario, which now seems most likely for cousins, either Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers – or both – will strike out in their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard and have cap space to work with.
But that sounds like neither is interested in to spend big money on cousins
From This report, the best cousins can hope for is to sign a small one-year deal with a team willing to take a chance on his weak body. put on cousins same place as last season.
Except for next season – without further damage – he would have the opportunity to prove himself over an entire season after he had returned the first half of his Warriors style from the Achilles tear.
That's bad news for Boogie. But a team will definitely take a low risk chance for him for the upcoming season. And at this point it's the best he can ask for.
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