DeMarcus Cousins To Be Waived By The Milwaukee Bucks

DeMarcus Cousins as a member of the Bucks

Center DeMarcus Cousins was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, a little over a month after the veteran was signed.

The Bucks had until Friday to decide whether or not to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season or waive him.

The 31-year-old Cousins averaged 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 16.9 minutes in 17 games after signing with the Bucks on Nov. 30.

He had 15 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes Wednesday night in a 117-111 home loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Last season, the four-time All-Star played a combined 41 games with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers averaging 8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 17.4 minutes.

Cousins earned second-team All-NBA honors in 2015 and 2016 before being slowed by injuries, including a ruptured Achilles tendon, a torn quadriceps muscle, and a torn ACL.

The Bucks could still use some front-court depth with center Brook Lopez out after undergoing back surgery and has not played since the season opener.

The Bucks (25-15) have lost two straight and begin a three-game road swing Friday night at Brooklyn.

DeMarcus Cousins should garner some attention as a free agent for contending teams or teams in need of players due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.