Free agency is at full swing and a lot of teams have already made the most important moves they had planned out. Some teams obviously had bigger appetites than the others and tried to attract big names to their franchise while the others settled for less than that.
Players themselves are following what teams are doing in order to get a better contract and while some succeed and get contracts higher than what they are worth, while others get much less than their market value. One of these players in this year’s free agency is DeMarcus Cousins who was hoping for a much bigger contract than the one he had last year with the Warriors.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no market for DeMarcus Cousins at the moment for a bigger contract and it seems chances of him signing a similar contract like the one with the Warriors are also very slim.
“There isn’t a market for him and he hoped some big market teams would strike out that have cap space and get a one-year 10,12,15 million dollar deal. That is not happening and I don’t even think there is a mid-level option like the one he got from Warriors is out there for him.”
Last season, Cousins played 28 games with the Warriors and had a solid year when you take into account his injury. Cousins averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes of action and proved he can still be a useful player on especially on the offensive end which is definitely a stronger aspect of his game. Cousins might not get a long term deal but there are still a couple of teams that would benefit to sign him on a one-year deal for 6-8 million dollars.