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


  • DeMarcus Cousins shows off his leaner frame in a social media post
  • NBA teams in need of a veteran backup center may consider Cousins
  • Cousins continues to struggle to look for an NBA team where he can perfectly fit in

DeMarcus Cousins is a player that has been struggling to stick with an NBA team for some time now.

However, he hopes that with a trimmed-down physique, some NBA club will give him a chance.

The four-time All-Star continues to struggle to find a new home after a series of injuries affected his professional basketball career.

After leaving the Sacramento Kings, the 32-year-old has become a journeyman, lasting only about a season at most with teams like the New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers.

During the 2021-22 NBA season, "Boogie" split his time with the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.

He averaged 9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 48 games, far from his All-Star form.

Regardless, the search for a new home continues.

While in waiting, the 6-foot-10 cager is using the offseason to religiously work out with hopes of being called up.

In an Instagram post, Cousins appeared slimmer and in better condition.

He could be seen moving with ease, using his height and frame to attack the basket and dominate.

With the offseason underway, NBA teams may consider Cousins depending on team needs.

There will be some clubs who would want a veteran big man in tow and the All-Star center will undoubtedly be of help.

Although Cousins has been notorious for his attitude and antics on the court, he has shown maturity through the years.

But the real concern is his durability.

The best to expect is to be called up to serve as a backup for any of the NBA teams.

From there, his plight in the NBA would depend on how well he fits into the system of any club.

While his performance had dipped dramatically since the 2018-19 NBA wars, Cousins just needs the proper break from any franchise and ensure that he stays away from injuries.

The best years Cousins had were with the Kings from 2010 to 2016.

With the Kings, he played in 470 regular season games, norming 21.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and three assists in 31.9 minutes of action.

It remains to be seen if he can replicate those numbers after undergoing some sort of fitness transformation this offseason.

DeMarcus Cousins, Denver Nuggets
DeMarcus Cousins #4 of the Denver Nuggets reacts after he made a three-point basket against the Golden State Warriors at the end of the third quarter during Game Five of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at Chase Center on April 27, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images