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Four-time all-star DeMarcus Cousins is continuing his career in the Puerto Rican Basketball League, he’ll be playing for the Guaynabo Mets

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For reasons unknown, DeMarcus Cousins has been black-balled by the NBA and cannot find a roster spot available across all 30 teams. His career started a downward spiral in 2019-20 when he missed the entire season due to injury. Since then, he’s been on four different teams and hasn’t played since 4/10/22, just over a year. Cousins is joining the Guaynabo Mets in the Puerto Rican Basketball League. His plan is to play with them this spring in hopes of making an NBA roster next season. 

The big man played 17 games for Milwaukee last season before he was traded to the Denver Nuggets. There, he played in 31 total games and made just two starts. Injuries have limited his playing time in recent years. Cousins had been moved to more of a reserve role, something he was not very used to.

DeMarcus Cousins continues to try and find his way back to the NBA

The four-time all-star has 13 years of pro experience in the NBA and has played for seven different franchises. However, he was not signed by anyone this season and is still trying to find his way back into the league. Cousins is joining the Guaynabo Mets in the Puerto Rican Basketball League.

This is certainly a big step back for a player that was widely regarded as one of the league’s best centers less than six years ago. He’s desperate to get back in the NBA and is doing whatever he can to get that done. At 32, Cousins still has a lot of gas left in the tank, but injuries changed the trajectory of his career.

Cousins’ most dominant season as a pro came in 2017-18 where he averaged (25.2) points, (12.9) rebounds, (5.4) assists, (1.6) steals, and (1.6) blocks per game. His production is nowhere close to that in 2023, but he could play a solid bench role for someone in the future. Even if it’s 12-15 minutes a game to give the starters rest. At this point, Cousins can’t be desperate about what role he might play moving forward.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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