Last season, DeMarcus Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in hope that he’d increase his market the following offseason. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for the former first-round pick.
Injuries have plagued Cousins over the past two years. The All-Star center tore his Achilles back in 2018 and then tore his quad during this past postseason.
While most stars on the open market received massive deals this offseason, Cousins continues to wait for his opportunity.
Cousins is most likely frustrated that there isn’t a huge market for him, which could be the reason he’s made such a huge decision in the middle of free agency.
NBA insider Marc Stein is reporting that Cousins has changed his agent this week to Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports.
He’ll now have different representation as he looks for a new team this summer.
The former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, in his search for a new home in free agency after spending last season with the Warriors, has changed representation … enlisting the influential agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 3, 2019
Teams may view Cousins as a risk due to his recent injury history, but it might be a risk worth taking if he’s on another prove-it deal.
In his only season with the Warriors, Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Hopefully, Cousins will have the chance to re-establish himself as one of the better players in the NBA next season.
Stay tuned for the latest on Cousins.