DeMarcus Cousins has joined the Warriors for a shot at a championship but not only has he never won a ring, Also, Cousins has never played in a playoffs match.
Cousins has been in the league for nine seasons and a total of 535 regular season matches and has never had the chance of playing in a playoffs series. The four-time all-star missed out on his chance to play in the postseason this year at the Pelicans due to a season-ending injury he suffered in the regular season.
The 535 game drought is the second longest playoffs drought from any current active player in the league.
Omri Casspi who has just recently signed with the Memphis Grizzlies has the current record with 552 games without an appearance in the playoffs.
Casspi has already played at a total of seven different clubs over 11 seasons and is yet to play a single match in the postseason. In the 2017-2018 season, he played 53 games for the Golden State Warriors but was unfortunately waived while he was injured this year meaning he missed out at any chance of playing for a championship.
Other notable players who have long playoff droughts include Brandon Knight with 382 games and Elfrid Payton now at the Pelicans, with a 300 game drought.
Longest Playoff Droughts Currently:
1. Omri Casspi, Memphis Grizzlies: 552 games
2. DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors: 535 games
3. Kyle O’Quinn, Indiana Pacers: 398 games
4. Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns: 382 games
5. Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings: 349 games
6. Lance Thomas, New York Knicks: 346 games
7. Alex Len, Atlanta Hawks: 335 games
8. Quincy Acy, Brooklyn Nets: 327 games
9. Elfrid Payton, New Orleans Pelicans: 300 games
10. Andrew Nicholson, Fujian Sturgeons: 285 games