Bucks sign DeMarcus Cousins ​​| NBA.com

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins, 31, is a 10-year NBA veteran with averages of 20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocked shots in 606 regular season games in careers for the Kings, Pelicans, Warriors, Rockets and Clippers.

“DeMarcus is incredibly talented and his size, toughness and experience will help us,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said. “He will bring additional depth to our forward-court rotation and we look forward to incorporating him into our system.”

The fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Cousins ​​most recently played 41 games (11 starts) last season with Houston (25 games, 11 starts) and the Los Angeles Clippers (16 games), combining an average 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds. and 1.9 assists in 17.4 minutes per game.

Cousins ​​was selected to four All-Star games while a member of the Sacramento Kings (2015-17) and New Orleans Pelicans (2018) and was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2015 and 2016. He won the gold medal for the United States at the 2014 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup, as well as at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He made the playoffs twice (2019, Golden State and 2021, LA Clippers) during his career, but did not play in the 2019-20 season due to injury.

The cousins ​​will wear No. 15 with the Bucks.

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