There's no debating DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented players left on the free agent market. When healthy, the four-time All-Star is the most dominant big in the game next to Anthony Davis and Joel Embiid. Truthfully, he was once the best pure big in the NBA. As always, however, the key term previously stated was "healthy" and recent serious injuries -- a ruptured Achilles and torn quadricep both suffered within a year -- presently sees Boogie's market as bereft and anemic, according to Adrian Wojarnowski.
"There's not a market...He thought, he hoped that big market teams would strikeout, they'd have cap space, and he could get a one-year, $12, $15, $18, $20 million deal. That's not there," Woj said.
Perhaps the most shocking quote from the rumor whisperer came when he said that DeMarcus might not even get the mid-level exception that he got with the Warriors last year.
If Woj’s report is true (FYI: he's never wrong), Cousins is poised to experience an astronomical drop in value since his All-NBA days with the Sacramento Kings.
To think that there is no market for a player that could put up 25 points and 12 rebounds in his sleep -- and averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game fresh off a torn quad and ruptured Achilles last season -- is astonishingly stunning.