Remember a recent report which stated there was no market for free agent center DeMarcus Cousins? It looks like he's beginning to gain some interest.
According to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, Cousins spoke, albeit briefly, with Washington Wizards interim president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard in Las Vegas.
Cousins joined the Golden State Warriors last offseason on a one-year deal in order to earn big money this summer. Unfortunately for the star center, after recovering from a torn left Achilles suffered the year prior, Cousins tore his left quadriceps in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, which in turn, hindered his play in the NBA Finals.
We must stress that this was a brief talk. While the Wizards could offer him another one-year prove-it deal, the team already has Thomas Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Ian Mahinmi on the roster. It's not like the Wizards are exactly starving for centers.
Cousins recently signed with another agency in hopes of earning his desired contract. Could that be with the Wizards? As we know with the NBA, anything can happen.
Expect his market to flourish once Kawhi Leonard makes his free agency decision...whenever that may be.