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Report: Bucks sign DeMarcus Cousins to non-guaranteed deal

Milwaukee is adding some depth with Brook Lopez sidelined.

Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Six
DeMarcus Cousins of the LA Clippers celebrates a three point basket at the buzzer to end the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have added All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins on a non-guaranteed deal, according to Shams Charania. The signing comes as Bucks starting center Brook Lopez remains sidelined indefinitely.

This is a good situation for Cousins, who has struggled through some major injuries over the last few seasons. The big man was a dominant force in Sacramento and had some good moments with the Pelicans before bouncing around with the Rockets, Lakers, and Warriors. He was most recently on the Clippers.

Cousins has averaged 20.4 points per game in his career, but most of that came during his peak seasons with the Kings. The Bucks will likely attempt to work him slowly into the rotation and use him as a filler option for Lopez, assuming Cousins does suit up for the team. With the contract being non-guaranteed, the Bucks are obviously unsure about how the big man will perform if he returns to the floor.