Dallas Mavericks: Will they sign DeMarcus Cousins for NBA Disney?
By Tyler Watts
Why Dallas Mavericks should not sign DeMarcus Cousins for NBA Disney
Cousins is coming off two significant injuries. He tore his ACL in Aug. 2019. That was after missing a year recovering from a torn Achilles and the subsequent surgery in Jan. 2018. Boogie has played in 78 games since the start of the 2017-2018 season. Nobody knows how healthy Cousins is at this moment or if he will be able to remain on the court during the jam-packed schedule in Orlando.
Cousins may not be the perfect fit for the Mavericks either. Coach Carlisle loves to use his center as the primary roll man and rim protector. During his time with Golden State, Cousins scored 0.8 points per possession as a roll man which ranked in the 12th percentile in the NBA.
Coach Carlisle has proven capable of adapting to best fit his personnel. He would have to do so again with the addition of Cousins. The 29-year-old gives them a playmaker at the five. He can also rebound, protect the rim, and score. Carlisle would find a way to maximize his talents.
The Mavericks have options at the five. They would have to decide if Cousins is a massive upgrade over both Willie Cauley-Stein and Boban Marjanovic. Dallas must waive a player to open up a space to sign Cousins. That means paying two players for the one spot. Cousins would likely only sign for the rest of the season meaning Dallas only gets production in Orlando.
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