Evaluating DeMarcus Cousins’ possible fit on the Miami Heat in 2021

Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  By Austin Konenski  |  Last updated 3/3/21

DeMarcus Cousins was released from the Houston Rockets one week ago after his salary for the 2020-2021 season was guaranteed by the team. The Rockets decided to first guarantee his salary before releasing him because of his exceptional behavior while he was in Houston.

The Heat have long shown interest in Cousins and pursued him during the 2019 offseason before he tore his ACL, but would they be interested now that he is a free agent again? According to Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, the Heat are doing their due diligence with many big men and could be interested in Cousins.

While he may not be the destructive force he used to be with the Kings and Pelicans, he still shows that he can get it done and play exceptional basketball at times. If his behavior in Houston is also true, this would be great for the team if he were willing to accept a contract.

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