4 things DeMarcus Cousins would bring to the Rockets

DeMarcus Cousins (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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With DeMarcus Cousins currently a free agent, here’s four things he could potentially bring to the Houston Rockets, if signed.

Following the news of DeMarcus Cousins being released by the Los Angeles Lakers, the question immediately arose regarding whether the Houston Rockets should be interested in him. The Rockets don’t currently have a roster spot available, but that would be easy to change, as we previously explained.

There are a few challenges with Cousins, however. One of which is that the Rockets would have to convince him to abandon the Lakers, as reports as recent as Saturday were that he plans on staying with the Lakers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Another one is that we don’t know the status of his ACL recovery, although Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Cousins was recovering and would be healthy in time for the postseason.

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If he’s healthy, he would be a welcome addition for a Rockets team in need of depth, size, and playmakers, which are all things Boogie brings to the table, not to mention his ability to knock down the triple. We’ve also seen how much Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni values his veterans, as he’s essentially sacrificed the development of Chris Clemons and Isaiah Hartenstein in favor of veterans.

Many have been quick to point out how the Rockets recently added Bruno Caboclo, Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll, which are all great depth options as each of these players can contribute in their own right. Although this is true, none of these players possess the all-around ability Cousins has. Let’s take a look at four things Cousins would bring to the table for the Houston Rockets.

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