NBA Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Released by Rockets Amid Lakers Buzz

NBA Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins Will Be Released by Rockets Amid Lakers Buzz

Houston Rockets' DeMarcus Cousins plays during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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The Houston Rockets are set to release veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Cousins, 30, has appeared in 25 games for the Rockets this season, averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes per contest.

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reported last week that the Los Angeles Lakers would be one of the few interested teams should Cousins hit the open market.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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