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Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly changed agents amid reports there is “not a market” for the former NBA All Star.
Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Wednesday morning that Cousins, who spent the 2018-2019 season with the Golden State Warriors, decided to change his representation.
Cousins was previously represented by longtime manager Andrew Rogers, and will now be represented by Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports.
The agent change comes at a time of reports Cousins is struggling to even find a deal comparable to the one he signed with the Warriors last summer.
“There’s not a market for him,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. “I think he hoped some big market teams would strike out that have cap space, he could get a one-year $12, $15, $18, $20 million deal, that’s not happening. The mid-level exception he got from Golden State last year? I don’t think that’s there for him.”
The Warriors’ acquisition of former Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and team’s decision to re-sign Kevon Looney means it is probably unlikely Cousins returns to the Warriors for the 2019-2020 season.
Cousins missed most of the 2018-2019 regular season while rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in January 2018, and averaged 16 points and eight rebounds in the 30 regular season games he played in.
He suffered a quad injury in Game 2 of the team’s opening round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, and didn’t return until the NBA Finals.
The big man played in all six Finals games, and averaged eight points and five rebounds per game.
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