Report: DeMarcus Cousins to play for Puerto Rico Pro League in bid for NBA return

Since the NBA’s preseason, four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has been making public petitions for a return to the league. Now, it appears he’ll take his comeback campaign to Puerto Rico.

The center is signing with the Guaynabo Mets, a Puerto Rican Professional Basketball League team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cousins, 32, last played for the Denver Nuggets during the 2021–22 season. He averaged 8.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31 games.

His tenure there was highlighted by a breakout 31-point performance that helped boost the Nuggets to a 116-101 win over the Houston Rockets last March. He also recorded 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block in the dominant showing.

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