• The Nuggets are considering DeMarcus Cousins to beef up frontline with a 10-day deal
  • The interest in Cousins comes after a reported Bol Bol trade to the Pistons
  • Cousins can help fill in the slack left by an injured Michael Porter Jr.

DeMarcus Cousins will be back in action soon and with a new NBA team.

After he was cut by the Milwaukee Bucks after a 10-day deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed that the Denver Nuggets are planning to give Cousins a try.

Once made official, the four-time All-Star should give the Nuggets added muscle upfront.

Cousins made a good account of himself in the short time he had with the Bucks, averaging 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 16.9 minutes of action.

However, the effort was not enough to convince Milwaukee to keep him–especially with the deadline to guarantee contracts fast approaching at the time.

"We wouldn’t have been able to get through this difficult stretch of the season as successfully as we did without DeMarcus...He was so good for us, and hopefully, we helped him too," Bucks general manager Jon Horst told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Cousins continue to search for his old form, something derailed to a series of injuries he suffered the past NBA seasons.

Things just took a different turn since he left the Sacramento Kings in 2017.

He showed promise during his one-year stint with the New Orleans Pelicans before tearing his Achilles.

He also had stops with the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, but it was a far cry from the old “Boogie” that most knew.

Now, he tries again with the Nuggets, a team that could use his toughness inside.

The said plans of the Nuggets come at the heels of a reported trade involving 7-foot-2 Bol Bol.

In a report from ESPN, the Nuggets are reportedly trading the center to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Rodney McGruder and a 2022 second-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets.

This may have spurred interest in Cousins with head coach Michael Malone aware that they need a big man upfront to work with resident star Nikola Jokic.

Also, Michael Porter Jr. is currently sidelined after undergoing his third back surgery last December, the Denver Post reported.

There remains no timetable on when the 23-year-old small forward can rejoin the Nuggets.

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Milwaukee Bucks
DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Milwaukee Bucks Getty Images | John Fisher