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“Would love to help Sac get back to the playoffs” - DeMarcus Cousins has a message for the Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus Cousins played some of his basketball in a Sacramento Kings uniform. But bringing him back now might not move the needle for the team.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings might find themselves in the market for a backup big sometime during the season; DeMarcus Cousins is still unemployed. Can a reunion be in the works? The four-time All-Star tweeted his desire to represent the Kings again following Sacramento-based radio personality Carmichael Dave's tweet suggesting the team should consider Cousins.

Are Kings looking for a big?

There hasn't been any indication yet that Sacramento is looking to add another big man, let alone interested in reuniting with Cousins. However, a glimpse at its roster could give insights into what upgrades the Kings possibly need.

Starting at the five is Domantas Sabonis, and the two-time All-Star has been very good, as usual. Through the first 10 games of the season, he has averaged 16.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per contest.

But when Sabonis sits down to take a breather, it gets murky for the Kings. Coach Mike Brown has tried different players at center behind Sabonis, including Richaun Holmes, Alex Len, and Chimezie Metu. Among those three, only Metu has a positive plus/minus, although he has played a total of only 63 minutes so far in this campaign.

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Maybe giving Cousins a try is not such a bad idea.

Can Boogie help Sactown contend?

Of course, the Kings will likely entertain the possibility only if it can take them to the next level.

The 32-year-old is already past his prime. Still, there was a time when the mercurial big man had a case for the title of the best center in the Association. During his All-Star years, Boogie recorded 25.9 points, 11.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.5 blocks per match.

However, a knock on Cousin's career was that he could never lead a team to the playoffs. His only playoff appearances came when he was already a journeyman and playing less than 20 minutes a game.

So, the jury's still out on whether or not "Boogie" is the missing piece of the puzzle for Sacramento. But it would be nice to see him wearing a Kings jersey again, that's for sure.

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