DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is set to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after passing health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
The Clippers are signing four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract this week, pending clearance of health and safety protocols, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 4, 2021
Cousins was waived by the Houston Rockets on February 23rd after trading for John Wall. Cousins had signed a one-year contract with the Rockets in December after sitting out the entire 2019-20 season following a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prior to the start of the season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers waived Cousins after the injury.
Injuries have not been kind to Cousins, who tore his Achilles in 2018, which resulted in season-ending surgery. It also marked the end of his stint with the New Orleans Pelicans. From there, he went on to sign with the Golden State Warriors, forming a super team with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. Despite the firepower, the 2019 Warriors failed to secure the championship, losing to the Toronto Raptors.
What will come of the ten-day contract signed by Cousins remains to be seen, but it is certainly good to see him back in the league.