One of the biggest players left in the free agency not named Kawhi Leonard is big man DeMarcus Cousins, who is yet to found a new team ahead of next season. Boogie spent last season with the Golden State Warriors, where he reached the NBA Finals, but couldn't play the best way due to injuries.
This summer Boogie was followed by some organizations across the league, and he was even reportedly interested in going back to the Sacramento Kings, but now Cousins look lost, with an uncertain future.
However, according to ESPN's writer Tim Bontemps, Boogie might be preparing himself to stay in California, but this time he would go to Staples Center to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, as he might be monitoring what Kawhi Leonard plans to do with the Purple and Gold.
During an appearance on Get Up, Bontemps echoed Adrian Wojnarowski's words saying that Boogie's market 'has been really thin', as teams haven't turned to him even to offer a one-year deal, one year after he was set to commit to a $200 million deal. He explained how the big man went from being lined up to get a max contract to being wandering around across the league.
Then, he broke down which team Cousins might be monitoring now, as they have the money to offer him a decent deal.
"It's hard to imagine that he could have felt this way going to the summer when the Knicks have cap space, the Nets have cap space, the Warriors could have brought him back via sign-and-trade in a minimal, which is anything he would have thought about."
"To me, I think he's probably watching Kawhi Leonard's situation closest than anybody because the one team that can give him a decent contract now is the Lakers. If Kawhi goes there, that's obviously off the board but if he doesn't, they have $32 million in cap space and maybe they can give him (Cousins) something."
It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel for Cousins, even though is a tiny one, after a frustrating free agency start.