DeMarcus Cousins has found a new home.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Los Angeles Clippers intend to sign Cousins to a 10-day contract this week, pending clearance of the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
The veteran big man signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Houston Rockets during the offseason but was released in February. He was averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds this season playing in a reserve role, so Houston didn’t think having him on board was worth it.
Cousins will add some solid depth to L.A.’s frontcourt and could immediately make an impact alongside Serge Ibaka and Ivica Zubac.
The move will help the Clippers remain competitive in the Western Conference. Entering Sunday, L.A. is third in the West with a 32-18 record. Only the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns have better records.