For anyone still holding onto their DeMarcus Cousins stock, these are grim times.
After tearing an Achilles (and a quad) and then struggling in the Finals, Boogie is still on the market.
Not only is he without a team, but there is very little light at the end of the tunnel.
Earlier this week Adrian Wojnarowski reported there was no market for Cousins at all.
Even Boban Marjanovic, Noah Vonleh and Anthony Tolliver were offered contracts before him.
So, what happens now?
Most teams that have cap space don’t need big men, and the teams that need big men don’t have cap space.
Cousins has been in touch with DeMar DeRozan about potentially joining the Spurs, according to Shams Charania, but DeRozan doesn’t make the business decisions in San Antonio and Boogie isn’t exactly a model Spur.
The Lakers might be willing to sign him to a modest deal.
They need to get whatever value they can from minimum contracts, and LeBron James and Anthony Davis would undoubtedly advocate for Cousins joining the team.
The Lakers could very well be Boogie’s last realistic option.
As for whether he will ever sign another contract above the minimum, that is a whole other story.
Raul Neto – Philadelphia 76ers (1 year, $1.7M)
Jake Layman – Minnesota Timberwolves (3 years, $11.5M)
TJ McConnell – Indiana Pacers (2 years, $7M)
Markieff Morris – Detroit Pistons
Boban Marjanovic – Dallas Mavericks (2 years, $7 million)
Darius Miller – New Orleans Pelicans (2 years, $14.2M)
Phoenix Suns receive: Kyle Korver, Jevon Carter
Memphis Grizzlies receive: DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson, two second-round picks
Atlanta Hawks receive: Chandler Parsons
Memphis Grizzlies receive: Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee
Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers (5 year, $168M extension offer)
Isaiah Thomas – Washington Wizards (1 year, $2.6M)
Willie Cauley-Stein – Golden State Warriors
Wilson Chandler – Brooklyn Nets (1 year, $2.5M)
Emmanuel Mudiay – Utah Jazz (1 year)
Luke Kornet – Chicago Bulls (2 years)
Jared Dudley – LA Lakers (1 year, $2.6M)
Jeff Green – Utah Jazz (1 year, $2.5M)
Noah Vonleh – Minnesota Timberwolves (1 year)
Glenn Robinson III – Golden State Warriors (2 years)
Ryan Arcidiacono – Chicago Bulls (3 years, $9M)
James Ennis – Philadelphia 76ers (2 years, $4.1M)
Daniel Theis – Boston Celtics (2 years, $10M)
Dorian Finney-Smith – Dallas Mavericks (3 years, $12M)
Anthony Tolliver – Portland Trail Blazers (1 year, $2.6M)
Kevon Looney – Golden State Warriors (3 years, $15M)
Seth Curry – Dallas Mavericks (4 years, $32M)
Austin Rivers – Houston Rockets (2 years)
Corey Joseph – Sacramento Kings (3 years, $37M)
Jordan Bell – Minnesota Timberwolves (1 year, $1.6M)
Tim Frazier – Detroit Pistons (1 year, $2M)
Frank Kaminsky – Phoenix Suns (2 years, $10M)
Wesley Matthews – Milwaukee Bucks (1 year, $2.5M)
Richaun Holmes – Sacramento Kings (2 years, $10M)
JJ Barea – Dallas Mavericks (1 year, $2.5M)
Enes Kanter – Boston Celtics (2 years, $10M)
Maxi Kleber – Dallas Mavericks (4 years, $35M)
Elfrid Payton – New York Knicks (2 years, $16M)
Troy Daniels – LA Lakers (1 year, $2.1M)
Michael Carter-Williams – Orlando Magic (1 year)
Wayne Ellington – New York Knicks (2 years, $16M)
Tomas Satoransky – Chicago Bulls (3 years, $30M)
Ish Smith – Washington Wizards (2 years, $12M)
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