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DeMarcus Cousins could return to the NBA with the Denver Nuggets as both sides are interested in joining forces, per Mike Singer of The Denver Post.

Most recently the center was with the Milwaukee Bucks. He joined the reigning NBA champions on November 30 and was waived on January 6.

During 17 games Cousins averaged 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the Bucks. It was reported previously that the Nuggets are interested in signing the 31-year-old center on a 10-day contract.