“Boogie” DeMarcus Cousins to the Minnesota Timberwolves?

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are up to big things this offseason. Of course, we all know that the team has acquired All-Star center Rudy Gobert to pair up with All-Star center turned power forward Karl-Anthony Towns. You can call ’em what you like, but we’ll refer to them as Fire and Ice for now.

Now, the only question remaining is, who will back up the center behind young big Naz Reid? Well, that answer may not come quickly, but we know one NBA center who is actively lobbying for consideration. DeMarcus Cousins, better known as Boogie, did not hesitate to reach out to Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly, in the middle of an interview, no less?!

Well, there is some logic to all of this. Cousins played for Dell Demps on the New Orleans Pelicans roster. And he played for Tim Connelly on the Denver Nuggets roster. Although his minutes have declined substantially from his prime playing days, he is still a player who can score, haul in rebounds, and even get some good looks at the perimeter if need be.

There is even the occasional lobby for the Timberwolves to sign him:

Cousins makes some sense. He signed for less than $1 million to compete for the Denver Nuggets, and that would likely be his market value this year. The Minnesota Timberwolves have minutes to share with a center, and Cousins would be a solid backup for Gobert and Reid.  He may not be the same player as ten years ago, but the Timberwolves do not need him to be.

Does it make sense? Yes. Will it happen? That is something we’ll simply keep on our radar for now.

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