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DeMarcus Cousins Focused on Full Return in 2020-21, Will Not Sign in NBA’s Transaction Window

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According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has decided against joining a team in the transaction window and will focus on a full return in the 2020-21 season.

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Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has decided against signing with a team in the NBA’s pre-bubble transaction window. Instead, the 29-year-old big man is focused on a full return in the 2020-21 season. The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed that Cousins turned down multiple offers in the lead up to the Orlando restart.

Cousins, who signed with the Lakers in the summer of 2019, suffered an ACL injury in preseason workouts and was waived by the team in February. The former Kings star last appeared on the court with the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Prior to his stint with Golden State, Cousins suffered an Achilles injury after 48 games with the Pelicans in the 2017-18 season.