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DeMarcus Cousins ​​to reinforce Houston Rockets

DeMarcus Cousins ​​to reinforce Houston Rockets

After missing the entire past season through injury, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins ​​struck a deal to join the Houston Rockets, US media reported.

Cousins, 30, will sign for a campaign for 2.6 million dollars with the Texan team, detailed the digital outlet The Athletic.

“Grateful for the opportunity and excited for what is to come,” the player himself told ESPN.

Chosen four times for the All-Star Game, Cousins ​​has been one of the greatest talents the NBA has had at his position in recent years, but his career was cut short by an ordeal of injuries since he damaged his left achilles tendon in January 2018 while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.

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After 350 days of recovery, Cousins ​​reappeared in the 2018-19 season with the then “super team” Golden State Warriors but fortune turned its back on him and in full playoffs he suffered a tear in his quadriceps that forced him to stop again .

In July 2019, he signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers but never made his debut. Within a few weeks, he tore his ACL in training and was unable to join the team that was proclaimed NBA champion in October.

Sources from The Athletic noted that Cousins ​​”has shown concentration and drive in his rehabilitation from multiple long-term injuries.”

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In his career, which began with six seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Cousins ​​has averaged 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

With this signing and that of Christian Wood, from the Detroit Pistons, the Rockets reinforce themselves in the center position, ending their experimental strategy last year of playing without tall men. AFP (HN)

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