4 things DeMarcus Cousins would bring to the Rockets

DeMarcus Cousins (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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3. Reliable bench scoring

DeMarcus Cousins recently averaged 16.2 points during the 2018-19 season, in spite of the fact that he battled injuries all season. Cousins also had a true shooting percentage of 56.2 percent last season, which is the third-most true shooting percentage he’s had throughout his career.

If the Rockets would be able to get even this hobbled version of Boogie, that would be a massive upgrade. Not only that, Boogie would become the best bench scorer not only for the Rockets, but arguably in the entire league. Boogie has the ability to get buckets through various methods, which include dominating in the post, shooting the triple, or catching lobs.

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If Cousins were in Houston, he’d be playing alongside the best duo of playmakers in his career, as Russell Westbrook and James Harden both rank inside the top-ten in assists this year. This would prove beneficial for a big man like Cousins, because he has to get the ball on the block in order to be able to post up.

Cousins is also a career 33.2 percent shooter from 3-point range, which is respectable enough to prevent him from being left wide open. The Rockets could surely use DMC’s scoring off the bench, as they currently rank last in the NBA in bench scoring, with just 26.8 points per game.

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