DeMarcus Cousins’ time in Houston is coming to an end.
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic Team, the Rockets and their veteran center plan to part ways in the next few days. According to reports, the team is trying to get younger and younger in the position, and will rely on Christian Wood instead of moving forward.
The source told @TheAthletic @Stadium that the Houston Rockets and center DeMarcus Cousins plan to part ways in the next few days. When Christian Wood returned, Houston wanted to be younger and younger in the frontcourt, which allowed the cousins to find opportunities elsewhere.
-Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 20, 2021
Cousins averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in the Rockets’ 25 games this season, most of which were off the bench. The three-year-old this offseason signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with Houston during the offseason. This is his first year after missing a season but recovering from an ACL injury. Return to the alliance.
Houston will fully guarantee Cousins’ contract before the end of the season. Once officially separated, Cousins can sign wherever he wants.
Christian Wood is returning after an ankle injury
Wood fell due to an ankle injury when he defeated the Memphis Grizzlies on February 4 and has been in a truce ever since.
The timing will not be worse, because Wood is in the middle of his career and seems to have finally found his place in the league. The 25-year-old has averaged 22 points and 10.2 rebounds in 17 games in Houston this season. Before the start of the season, he signed a three-year, $41 million contract with the Rockets. This is his first contract with the Rockets after a brief stay in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Orleans and Detroit.
But now, Wood says he is ready to return, which is what he should be able to do after the All-Star break.
“It’s difficult. It must be difficult to deal with at first,” Wood said. “But when I found out that the news was not as bad as it seemed, I was grateful and grateful that it might get worse. I am here. I will be back soon.
“I think the swelling was because of the high degree of swelling and the way they thought it was swelling. But that is not the case. No structural damage. So, we are fine.”
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