Cousins posted six points, three rebounds and one block in four minutes during Tuesday's Game 1 loss to the Jazz. Coach Tyronn Lue said that he liked what he saw from Cousins and that the center could be used in the series more, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Cousins didn't play at all during the Round 1 series against the Mavericks that went seven games. However, with the Jazz rolling out an elite center in Rudy Gobert and a quality backup in Derrick Favors, Cousins might have more opportunities to be used effectively.
Cousins (foot) won't play in Sunday's game against the Thunder, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
The veteran has been added to a long list of scratches for the regular season finale. Serge Ibaka should see an increased role Sunday with Cousins out.
Cousins is questionable for Sunday's game at Oklahoma City with a left foot injury, Garrett Chorpenning of SI.com reports.
The 30-year-old apparently picked up the injury Friday against Houston when he had 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 17 minutes. The Clippers rested several players for that contest, so Cousins will likely have a limited role if available Sunday.
Cousins scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 14 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets.
Cousins continued to sit in the 14-minute range, as he has played between 13 and 15 minutes in six of his last eight contests. Of late, he's managed to turn that limited opportunity into production by averaging 12.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks across his last five games. Cousin's role is likely to shrink further once Serge Ibaka (back) is able to return to the floor.
Cousins delivered 16 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 25 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss against the Pelicans.
Cousins secured a deal with the Clippers for the rest of the season earlier Monday, and he celebrated it by posting his first double-double of the campaign. Cousins is not expected to replace Ivica Zubac as the interim starting center while Serge Ibaka (back) is out, but he has been providing solid numbers off the bench -- albeit on a limited role that conspires against his fantasy upside.
Cousins will sign with the Clippers for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Cousins' second 10-day deal is set to expire Monday night, so the Clippers will opt to keep him around for the remainder of the season. With Serge Ibaka (back) still out indefinitely, Cousins has provided valuable minutes at center behind interim starter Ivica Zubac. In Friday's win at Houston, Cousins went for 11 points, eight boards, two assists and a block in just 15 minutes of action.
Cousins signed a second 10-day contract with the Clippers on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Cousins appeared in three of six possible games during his first 10-day stint with the Clippers. He averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.7 minutes. He'll get another shot to prove his worth to the team, but it's a situation that fantasy managers can most likely ignore.
Cousins has appeared in only two of the Clippers' four games since signing a 10-day deal with the team, playing 14 total minutes while compiling 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four turnovers.
Fantasy managers that picked Cousins up hoping that the four-time All-Star might be rejuvenated by the move to the championship-contending Clippers can probably abandon the dream now. Even though Serge Ibaka (back) remains without a clear target date for a return, Cousins hasn't been able to capture a consistent role in head coach Tyronn Lue's rotation. Ivica Zubac should remain locked into big minutes as the starting center while Ibaka is sidelined, leaving Cousins and Patrick Patterson to fill limited backup roles behind Zubac depending on which player matches up better with the opposition.
Cousins amassed seven points (3-4 FG, 1-4 FT), four rebounds and two assists in eight minutes during Tuesday's 133-116 victory over the Trail Blazers.
Cousins made his debut for the Clippers and looked decent enough during his time on the floor. What his exact role looks like moving forward remains to be seen, but he certainly adds depth to their frontcourt. Since he's on a 10-day contract, his first goal will be to secure a permanent spot on the LA roster.
Cousins is not on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Trail Blazers.
The Clippers haven't made an official announcement, but Cousins' removal from the report would imply that he'll be available to make his debut Tuesday night. The 30-year-old finalized a 10-day deal with the Clippers over the weekend after parting ways with the Rockets back in mid-February. With Serge Ibaka (back) out indefinitely, the Clippers will likely give Cousins some looks as the backup to Ivica Zubac over the next few games.
Cousins agreed Sunday with the Clippers on a 10-day contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Cousins and the Clippers have been in touch about a potential deal for several days, but the two sides appear to have reached a formal agreement, pending the big man's ability to fully clear the NBA's health and safety protocols for COVID-19. According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com, Cousins entered the protocol last Tuesday in preparation for signing with LA, so he should be eligible to join the team Monday, assuming he's been testing negative for the virus. He'll likely make his team debut Tuesday against the Trail Blazers if the Clippers are satisfied with where he stands on the conditioning front.
Cousins is expected to sign with the Clippers, given that he passes through the league's health and safety protocols, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The big man is already in Los Angeles and is in the early stages of the NBA's testing protocols, but a deal -- likely a 10-day contract -- is expected to be finalized in short order. Cousins began the year with the Rockets, but he struggled through 25 appearances, averaging just 9.6 points on 37.6 percent shooting while adding 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes. The Rockets waived Cousins back on Feb. 23. While his upside is relatively low at this point in his career, the Clippers are desperate for a spark in the frontcourt, especially as Serge Ibaka continues to battle back issues that have kept him out of the last nine games. Assuming Cousins passes through the protocols, his Clippers debut would most likely come Sunday against the Lakers.
The Rockets released Cousins (heel) on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Though Houston and Cousins mutually agreed to part ways over the weekend, the center was still expected to remain active for the Rockets until the team found a trade partner. Evidently, the Rockets weren't able to find any takers for Cousins, who ended up sitting out Monday's loss to the Bulls due to a sore right heel rather than an organizational decision. Assuming Cousins clears waivers and his right heel injury doesn't prove to be a long-term concern, he should find an opportunity elsewhere, but he may have to settle for an even smaller role than he filled in Houston. Cousins averaged 9.6 points (on 37.6 percent shooting from the field), 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 20.2 minutes per game over 25 appearances with Houston, but even those modest numbers were propped up by him making 11 starts while top center Christian Wood was sidelined due to injury. Over the 14 games in which he came off the bench, Cousins' averages dipped to 6.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocks in 14.7 minutes.
Cousins (heel) has been ruled out of Monday night's game against Chicago.
On Sunday, the Rockets initially indicated that Cousins would be available Monday, but he was eventually listed as questionable due to soreness in his right heel. The big man has now been ruled out altogether, leaving the Rockets without their top two options at center. Houston will likely be forced to go small with P.J. Tucker, who's considered probable due to a quad bruise, next in line to fill in at center. Recent two-way addition Justin Patton could also factor into the rotation.
Cousins is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bulls due to a sore right heel, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
While the Rockets announced their intent to trade Cousins over the weekend, the expectation is that he'll still be available to play while the team evaluates its options. The heel issue could complicate matters, but the hope is that Cousins will make some progress in the next 24-plus hours and be able to take the floor Monday night. In his last game Wednesday night in Philadelphia, Cousins played a season-high 37 minutes and finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
Coach Stephen Silas said Cousins was at practice Sunday and will play Monday against Chicago, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.
As expected, Cousins will still be available to play amid trade talks, after the team recently made clear the intention of parting ways with the 30-year-old center. Cousins is averaging 20.2 minutes per game so far this season, so he should be expected to take on a similar workload until he is eventually traded. Cousins is shooting a horrific 37.6 percent from the field through 25 games this season, which would be by far the worst shooting mark of his career.
Cousins is expected to remain in the starting lineup for the Rockets in Monday's game against the Bulls, even while Houston looks into trading or releasing the center, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Saturday that the Rockets intend to part ways with Cousins, with the team citing desire to go with a smaller, younger frontcourt once top center Christian Wood (ankle) returns to action. However, with Feigen noting that Wood isn't particularly close to playing and is likely to remain sidelined through the All-Star break, the Rockets will have a need for Cousins in the short term, as two-way player Justin Patton and undersized players in P.J. Tucker and Jae'Sean Tate represent the team's only other options at the position. Though Cousins looks like he'll continue to start while the Rockets look to find an ideal landing spot for him, it wouldn't be surprising if his minutes were reduced to some degree now that Houston has made it clear he's not part of their plans. Cousins averaged 12.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.9 three-pointers, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game while starting the past seven games in place of Wood.
Cousins and the Rockets are planning to part ways in the coming days, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The team wants to go with a smaller and younger frontcourt when Christian Wood (ankle) returns.
Considering Cousins just had his contract guaranteed Friday, this news comes as a massive surprise. Cousins is in the midst of a solid comeback campaign after missing last season after tearing his ACL. He's appeared in 25 games with the Rockets, averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes. It seems unlikely that Cousins will end up going to a losing team for a bigger role, so fantasy managers should be prepared for the strong possibility of him landing with a contender and seeing his minutes and/or usage decline.
Houston guaranteed Cousins' $2.33 million contract for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The 30-year-old is averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes this season, and it's not a major surprise to see his contract now guaranteed, especially with Christian Wood (ankle) still sidelined. Cousins has started the past seven games and should continue to work as Houston's primary center until Wood returns.
Cousins registered 19 points (6-12 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks across 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the 76ers.
Cousins scored in double digits for the fourth straight game and ended just two rebounds shy of putting up his third double-double in that stretch. He has started seven games in a row, and while he's not expected to put up the same dominant numbers he had in his Sacramento and New Orleans days, he has been serviceable for the Rockets on both ends of the court while also showing the ability to fill the stat sheet on any given night.
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