DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • NBA Rumors: Jared Dudley thinks Dallas will get DeMarcus Cousins or DeAndre Jordan

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are coming off yet another disappointing season where they fell well short of reaching the playoffs for the second straight year. However, the front office has positioned the organization to be a huge factor in free agency with a plethora of salary cap..." June 11

  • Report: Dallas Mavericks a team to watch in race for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are fast emerging as one of the most intriguing players in free agency. That will continue to be the case especially after Adrian Wojnarowski said that Dallas is an intriguing destination for soon-to-be free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. June 06

  • Pursuit of DeMarcus Cousins could complicate Mavericks NBA draft plans

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Mavericks are reportedly talking about a major NBA draft trade. On Wednesday, Sean Deveney of Sporting News reported that the Celtics would trade the No. 27 overall pick, one of the team's first-round picks in the 2019 draft and a young talent like forward..." June 01

  • No real market developing for DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins was on the verge of cashing in this summer on what would have been a long-term, max contract. Unfortunately for Cousins, he would go on to suffer a ruptured Achilles during the 2017-18 season. With free agency now set to start..." May 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins liked comment saying he’ll sign with ‘whoever pays him the max’

    Clutch Points "Teams who want to sign DeMarcus Cousins in free agency should be prepared to show the big man the money. The New Orleans Pelicans center is not keeping it a secret either that he wants to get top dollar once he hits the free agent market. The 27-year-old big man even liked an..." May 22

  • DeMarcus Cousins has a message for the doubters

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to recover from a devastating Achilles injury he suffered during the 2017-18 campaign. Cousins, 27, didn’t just tear the tendon. Instead, he completely ruptured his Achilles. It came during a contract year and with Cousins..." May 20

  • Cousins won’t guarantee return to Pelicans: ‘I’m going to do what’s best for me

    Clutch Points "Life has been hard for DeMarcus Cousins, going down to a torn Achilles injury in the same game his New Orleans Pelicans had taken down the Houston Rockets, who were just starting to hit stride in the regular season. The Pels made an unexpected push for the postseason,..." May 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins unfollows Pelicans on Instagram

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems ridiculous to pay attention to social media too carefully. Then you have a situation like what happened with Dennis Schröder this week and you remember that it’s probably a good idea. Enter DeMarcus Cousins. The New Orleans Pelicans big man is due..." May 16

  • Could trade reunite DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall in Washington?

    247 Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans finally experienced a breakthrough this season, winning its first playoff series in 10 years by sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers before falling in five games to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. The Pelicans now face an interesting..." May 11

  • Pelicans coach and GM express interest in keeping DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo next season

    CBS Sports "The biggest question facing the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason is what in the world to do with DeMarcus Cousins. The answer, to Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, is simple: Get him back. With the Pelicans' offseason underway, Cousins is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the team would..." May 10

  • Gentry: 'Goes without saying' Pelicans want Cousins back

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans played much of the second half of the season without DeMarcus Cousins after his Achilles tear in January. And yet the franchise reached the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008. Now with the season completed, the next task will be to chart a..." May 09

  • NBA Rumors: CJ McCollum: DeMarcus Cousins-To-Wizards A Real Possibility

    SLAM Online "CJ McCollum says that he could see DeMarcus Cousins joining the Washington Wizards in free agency if the Pelicans don’t re-sign him. On the latest episode of the Pull Up podcast, McCollum said Boogie “could potentially team up” with John Wall—his former Kentucky teammate—in Washington " April 25

  • Pelicans Have Discussed Offering Cousins Short-Term Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have internally discussed offering DeMarcus Cousins a shorter team deal for less than the full max, according to sources. The Pelicans could offer a two- or three-year deal as Cousins recovers from a torn Achilles. There will only be a small handful of teams with max..." April 24

  • DeMarcus Cousins: On his injury rehab, Pelicans sweep: 'I couldn't be happier for this team'

    The Advocate "For the first time since his injury three months ago, New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins spoke about his season-ending injury, his recovery and the Pelicans' historic sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round of the playoffs. Cousins' season ended Jan. 26 when he..." April 24

  • Pelicans have to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Yardbarker "The New Orleans Pelicans were built around a very simple principal. Two superstars, no matter how theoretically redundant, are always better than one. That principal is essentially historical fact. Solo acts don’t win championships. LeBron James never did it. Kobe Bryant never did it. Michael..." April 22

  • NBA Rumors: Cousins likely to stay with Pelicans after summer

    Clutch Points "DeMarcus Cousins’ impending free agency has raised many questions since the New Orleans Pelicans started amassing a better record without him than when he was on the court. Having breezed to a 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, this current Cousins-less lineup is bound..." April 20

  • Where, really, was DeMarcus Cousins during the Pelicans' playoff opener?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Saturday afternoon (April 14) that injured forward DeMarcus Cousins would not attend his team's playoff-opening game that night in Portland, Oregon, because he still has not been cleared to fly as he rehabs from an Achilles tear. But Cousins'..." April 16

  • Suns could pursue Cousins in free agency

    Sportsnaut "The Phoenix Suns are finishing up yet another season what will result in the team missing out on the playoffs altogether. In fact, Phoenix heads into this weekend’s action with the worst record in the NBA. That doesn’t mean the future isn’t bright for this talented young squad. Despite dealing..." March 30

  • Report: Boogie offers to cover cost of Stephon Clark's funeral

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral of Stephon Clark, whose death sparked a protest outside Sleep Train Arena on Thursday. According to the Sacramento Bee‘s Jason Jones, Cousins, who played over six years in Sacramento, reached out to Clark’s family about covering the..." March 23

  • Anthony Davis says he's 'pretty confident' Cousins will stay with Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis doesn't think DeMarcus Cousins will be going anywhere this offseason. Cousins, who is out for the season after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Jan. 26, will be entering unrestricted free agency this summer, which has caused some uncertainty about his future with the..." March 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins Inspired An Injured Anthony Davis At Halftime By Asking For His Achilles

    Uproxx "The New Orleans Pelicans are on fire right now and the team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 121-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday evening. While that victory in itself may not seem overly noteworthy, it featured a bit of additional drama, as star big man Anthony..." March 07

  • The Pelicans Dunked On Skip Bayless For Calling Anthony Davis The NBA’s Most Overrated Player

    Dime Magazine "Just a few short seasons ago, the basketball world was unanimously hailing Anthony Davis as the NBA’s newest superstar in the making. His length and his athleticism, combined with a hyper-versatile skill-set, made him the prototype of what we now consider the modern unicorn, and his eye-popping..." February 23

  • Anthony Davis honors DeMarcus Cousins by wearing his jersey

    CBS Sports "The "festivities" before the NBA All-Star Game were pretty much panned as a disaster, but after nearly 45 minutes, the game finally got started. And when it did, fans were treated to a pretty cool sight. Lining up for the opening tip, Anthony Davis was wearing teammate DeMarcus Cousins'..." February 19

  • Pelicans' adjustments without DeMarcus Cousins beginning to pay off

    The Advocate "An acclimation period should’ve been expected. Despite the initial “next man up” rhetoric preached in the New Orleans Pelicans’ locker room following a dynamic roster upheaval, some reflection has prompted several players and coach Alvin Gentry to admit the process required time. And in the..." February 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins vows to overcome Achilles injury in passionate message

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins suffered a brutal Achilles injury and is out for the year. It was a stunning development that has the New Orleans Pelicans scrambling, not to mention the difficult circumstance it now presents to Cousins himself. On Tuesday, the All-Star center sent a message out to his fans,..." January 30

  • Fatigue Likely Contributed to DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles Injury

    Bleacher Report "When DeMarcus Cousins crumpled to the floor on Friday night late in the fourth quarter, medical professionals around the NBA suspected one of the worst injuries a player can suffer: the torn Achilles tendon. The signs were there. An awkward landing with strain on the back of the ankle. The..." January 28

  • Paul George to Replace DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron for NBA All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will replace New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA announced the decision Saturday after Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Friday night's 115-113 win over the Houston Rockets. George will..." January 27

  • Report: Pelicans Will ‘Remain Active In Acquiring Talent’ Before Trade Deadline

    SLAM Online "Despite losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the season, the Pelicans still plan to chase talent prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline, reports ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski. New Orleans is sixth in the West with a 27-21 record, but Boogie, who has not missed a game, is a major reason why...." January 27

  • Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins to have surgery for torn Achilles, sources say

    ESPN "Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will undergo surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, league sources told ESPN. An MRI late Friday night confirmed an initial diagnosis of a full tear of the tendon, league sources told ESPN. "We were..." January 27

  • Might be time for Wizards fans to move on from their dream of a DeMarcus Cousins trade

    NBC Sports Washington "Ever since both were drafted into the NBA in 2010, many Wizards fans have called for a reunion of former college teammates John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins at the professional level. The two stars have even discussed the possibility publicly, adding to the speculation they would one day share the..." January 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Historic Triple-Double Against The Bulls Caught LeBron James’ Attention

    Dime Magazine "You know how sometimes DeMarcus Cousins is prone to imposing himself on a basketball game and spends 48 minutes just dragging an opponent? Well, the Pelicans and the Bulls went into double overtime on Monday night, which meant that Cousins got to play 52 of a possible 58 minutes and threw down..." January 23

  • Robin Lopez appears to grab DeMarcus Cousins in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Robin Lopez got up close and personal with DeMarcus Cousins during Monday’s Chicago Bulls-New Orleans Pelicans game. Lopez ended up on the floor while going for a rebound and reached up and seemed to knock Cousins in the manly region. As if the seeming nut shot weren’t bad enough, Lopez then..." January 23

  • Pelicans planning maximum extension for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to offer their center DeMarcus Cousins a five-year maximum offer for an estimated $175 million, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. While his counterpart and partner in crime Anthony Davis is denying trade rumors, it didn’t take long for the team..." January 18

  • Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him. "I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there,"..." January 16

  • Portland’s Nurkic throws major shade at DeMarcus Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Jusuf Nurkic was not in the best mood after a loss to New Orleans on Friday. Speaking after the 119-113 defeat, the Portland Trail Blazers center had major shade for Pelicans counterpart DeMarcus Cousins, apparently peeved that Boogie kept talking trash to him. In his remarks, Nurkic took aim..." January 14

  • Report: Pelicans aren't interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins

    247 Sports "Hoping to once again become a playoff team, the New Orleans Pelicans made a splash last season by acquiring DeMarcus Cousins at the All-Star break. The plan was for Cousins to team up with Anthony Davis and become a formidable front court duo. So far that plan has worked out flawlessly as both..." January 08

  • Report: NBA insider thinks DeMarcus Cousins will not be moved before trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The trade deadline is just over a month away, which has begun to spark up rumors around the league about possible moves. During a recent podcast with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders stated that he believes the New Orleans Pelicans will not trade All-Star center..." January 03

  • Lakers will target Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins at trade deadline

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers could be after a pair of familiar targets this February. In an appearance this week on the Lakers Nation Podcast with Trevor Lane, NBA writer Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers will target Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins at this year’s trade deadline. “I think Plan..." December 30

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