DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Thu 4/28/22 2:49 AM

Cousins closed with 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal over 15 minutes during Wednesday's 102-98 loss to Golden State.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins played only 15 minutes in the Game 5 loss but was very productive during his time on the court, finishing as Denver's second-leading scorer and going 8-for-12 from the field. The veteran center registered double-digit points in the final two games of the series and increased his scoring across each of the five contests overall. Cousins emerged as a valuable contributor during his time with Denver despite playing limited minutes, showing that he can still be productive in the league, though he'll likely continue to work as a reserve with whichever team he signs with for next season.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Sun 4/10/22 9:08 PM

Cousins will start Sunday's game against the Lakers.
EDGE Analysis
With Nikola Jokic among several Nuggets resting, Cousins will move into the lineup at center for only his second start since coming to Denver. In his last start back on March 4, the big man finished with 31 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in only 24 minutes of action.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Fri 4/8/22 2:53 AM

Cousins finished with one point (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in four minutes during Thursday's 122-109 victory over Memphis.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins' playing time had fallen off of late -- he logged fewer than 10 minutes in two of his prior three contests heading into Thursday -- and it sunk even further Thursday as he saw only four minutes . Not surprisingly, he wasn't able to do much given the large amount of time spent on the bench, though he incredibly registered a team-worst minus-12 during his brief time on the court. It looks like Cousins won't be much of a factor in the rotation come playoff time, especially with MVP candidate Nikola Jokic likely to play big-time minutes ahead of him.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Mon 3/21/22 12:41 PM

Cousins posted 12 points (4-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and one block in 17 minutes during Sunday's 124-104 loss to the Celtics.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins made the most of his 17-minute cameo with a decent stat line, but the fact that he needed 11 shots just to score 12 points shouldn't be overlooked. The veteran big man is not going to be the player he once was prior to two serious knee injuries, but he holds a decent role off the bench for Denver. He has scored in double digits in each of his last three contests despite not logging more than 20 minutes in neither.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Thu 3/17/22 9:33 AM

Cousins accumulated 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 127-109 victory over the Wizards.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins led the Denver second unit in field-goal attempts Wednesday, capitalizing on the blowout game script but also symbolizing the healthy role he's carved out in Denver. Cousins has averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.5 minutes per game over last five contests.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Tue 3/8/22 4:51 PM

Cousins provided 13 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 13 minutes Monday in the Nuggets' 131-124 win over the Warriors.
EDGE Analysis
Since stepping in for ailing MVP candidate Nikola Jokic in Friday's 116-101 win over the Rockets and putting up a massive 31-point performance in 24 minutes, Cousins has predictably settled back into a strict backup role behind a healthy Jokic the past two games. While Jokic has resumed his dominant ways in both games, Cousins struggled mightily in Sunday's win over the Pelicans (one point on 0-for-4 shooting from the field in 10 minutes), but he bounced back in the second half of the back-to-back set. Cousins should remain a strong per-minute producer more often than not, though it'll be tough to rely on him as anything more than a deep-league asset while he's routinely playing under 20 minutes when Jokic is available.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Sat 3/5/22 1:56 PM

Cousins ended Friday's 116-101 win over the Rockets with 31 points (10-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals in 24 minutes.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins made his first start since joining the Nuggets and stepped up in the absence of Nikola Jokic (illness). The former Pelicans and Kings big man delivered numbers he hadn't posted consistently since he injured his Achilles a few years ago, but considering his role and the fact that he should head back to the bench as soon as Jokic is available, this should be an outlier rather than the norm going forward.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Fri 3/4/22 8:34 PM

Cousins is starting Friday's game against the Rockets.
EDGE Analysis
Nikola Jokic (illness) was a late scratch Friday, so Cousins will make his first start since joining the Nuggets. Across his first 11 appearances with the team, he's averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Mon 2/28/22 2:16 PM

Cousins finished with 19 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block across 18 minutes Sunday in the Nuggets' 124-92 win over the Trail Blazers.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins sat out Thursday in the Nuggets' first game coming out of the All-Star break while he worked to finalize a rest-of-season contract with the team, but he re-entered the rotation for both ends of Denver's weekend back-to-back set. After providing nine points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 14 minutes in Saturday's win over the Spurs, Cousins raised his production Sunday while getting a slight uptick in playing time due to the blowout. The four-time All-Star should remain a reliable contributor on a per-minute basis, but because he's unlikely to garner more than 20 minutes in a given game while backing up reigning MVP Nikola Jokic, Cousins is best reserved for 14-team leagues or deeper.

DeMarcus Cousins
C FA
Fri 2/25/22 7:09 PM

Cousins (contract dispute) is off the injury report for Saturday's game against the Kings.
EDGE Analysis
Cousins, after a contract issue prevented him from playing Thursday, officially signed his deal Friday and should be good to go Saturday. In his eight appearances for Denver, he's averaged 6.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes.