After a hiatus lasting over a season, DeMarcus Cousins could potentially end it by considering a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
During the 2021-22 season, Cousins played a reserve role for the Nuggets, backing up the then-back-to-back MVP winner Nikola Jokic. In the first-round series loss to the Golden State Warriors, Cousins displayed impressive numbers, averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists at an impressive 65.5 percent shooting percentage.
While there may be concerns about his defense and propensity to accumulate fouls (averaging 3.7 fouls per game throughout his career), DeMarcus Cousins’ greatest strength lies in his interior game.
Cousins possesses the ability to overpower opponents in the paint using post-ups, establishing his dominance. Furthermore, he excels at boxing out to secure offensive rebounds, granting his team valuable second-chance scoring opportunities (averaging 1.6 offensive rebounds during the 2021-22 season). Moreover, he can contribute occasional three-pointers, providing his team with the option to stretch the floor when needed.
Given Cousins’ current stage in his career, approaching the age of 33, it is probable that signing with the Boston Celtics on a veteran’s minimum contract would be a viable scenario for the experienced big man if he seeks to pursue an NBA championship once again.