The Milwaukee Bucks have waived center DeMarcus Cousins.
Signed by the Bucks on Nov. 30, Cousins appeared in 17 games (five starts) with Milwaukee and averaged 8.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.9 minutes per game.
Per CBS Sports, “it is possible that Cousins’ replacement is already on the roster. Luke Kornet signed a 10-day contract on Monday. It is unlikely, however, that the Bucks will simply fill their vacant roster spot in the immediate future. Keeping it open gives the front office more flexibility in between now and the Feb. 10 trade deadline.”
At 31 years old, Cousins in recent NBA seasons finds himself trying to prove to NBA teams that he is worth keeping on a roster. He scored 25.2 points per game in 2017-18 with the Pelicans, 16.3 ppg in 2018-19 with the Warriors, then missed serious time with a major injury, and in the past few seasons has bounced around with the Rockets, Clippers and Bucks, averaging below 10 ppg with each team, and now finds himself a free agent once again.
The Bucks roster is now stands at 17 players.