Nuggets’ DeMarcus Cousins Brutally Criticizes His Old Team

Nuggets' DeMarcus Cousins Brutally Criticizes His Old Team

At one point in time DeMarcus Cousins was arguably the best big man in the NBA. Although he never achieved much in the way of team success, from a personal talent standpoint, he was a beast.

Reoccurring injuries have obviously robbed Cousins of a lot of what made him great, but he still has the skills necessary to be a productive role player.

He more than proved that with the Denver Nuggets this past season.

Cousins appears happy in Denver, but he doesn’t have as fond of an impression of some of his other stops.

This week, in a conversation with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Cousins opened up about one squad that really left a bad taste in his mouth.

That team? The Houston Rockets.

“It was horrible,” Cousins said.

“A lot of teams will promise you one thing, will tell you something in your face, and when the time comes around, no phone calls, they go silent. They tell you one thing and then tell your agent another. It’s just a lot of bulls—. There’s a lot of bulls— in this business, and in my eyes, a lot of it’s unfair. But it is what it is.”

Cousins was signed to the Rockets on a one-year deal in 2020. Despite playing well in Christian Woods’ absence and defending his teammates from the hurricane that was James Harden, he apparently didn’t win any fans in Houston. He wound up playing just 25 games.

This past year Cousins played on a contract that paid him less than $700,000 for the season. It will be interesting to see what he ultimately commands in 2022-23.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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