Lhe Bucks have signed an unsecured contract to DeMarcus Cousins, who is on the last train to rejoin the NBA after an ordeal of injuries and a few stumbles in recent seasons.
The 31-year-old center with four All Stars behind him will join the reigning champions, who will have until January 7 to guarantee contracts for the rest of the season.
Cousins has averaged 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds throughout his 10-year NBA career, peaking at 27.8 in points and 12.7 in rebounds. However, injuries have haunted him for a long time. He ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and his Achilles tendon, problems that hampered a career in which he made his debut for the Kings, was traded to the Pelicans and then signed as a free agent with the Warriors, Rockets, Clippers and now the Bucks. He also became committed to the Lakers, but did not play due to injury.
The Bucks have been without Brook Lopez due to a back injury and needed to beef up their inside game. It seems like a low-risk move for Milwaukee as the contract is not guaranteed. Cousins can be a help for little. He averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.9 minutes in 16 games for the Clippers last season.