The Los Angeles Clippers will sign center DeMarcus Cousins for the remainder of the season, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Cousins just finished his second 10-day contract and the Clippers had to make a decision on his future with the team, as players can’t sign three 10-day deals with a team in one season.
In eight games with the Clippers, the 30-year old is averaging 6.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 11.5 minutes per game.
Cousins has played solid in his last three games (all wins), averaging 9.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in 14.3 minutes per game.
“We’re getting flashes of vintage Boogie,” said Paul George. “What will be most impressive about his game is that he automatically draws double teams. He’s instant offense for us, dump the ball down there for him and he’s a playmaker.”
Cousins has filled in nicely, providing depth in the frontcourt while Serge Ibaka remains out with a back injury.
Despite only playing 11.5 minutes per game so far, more time could be coming for Cousins.
“Once (Cousins) learns the plays and sets, understands what we’re trying to do defensively, getting in a little better shape, I think he definitely can (help),” said head coach Tyronn Lue. “We have a month left before the playoffs start, and for him to get a month of just understanding what we’re trying to run, what we’re doing, I think it’ll make us so much better.”