DeMarcus Cousins' return to the NBA court might not have as smooth sailing as one thought it would be. Signed by the Houston Rockets after recovering from his injuries, he was released last month. Various rumours around Cousins have been reported, including several ones tying him to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, more than the DeMarcus Cousins contract, it is the DeMarcus Cousins house that has made headlines recently. This has made fans ask - 'How much is DeMarcus Cousins worth?'
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the DeMarcus Cousins net worth is estimated to be standing at $37 million at present. As per reports, Cousins had earned just under $80 million before entering the 2019 season, earning $18 million per year. Reports also add that he earned around $45 million from salary and endorsements from 2018 to 2019, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the worth.
According to reports, Cousins has sold his lavish Las Vegas mansion for $7.5 million. A 20,000-square-foot luxurious property, Cousins apparently paid $6.5 million for the mansion four years ago. Before that, the house has reportedly sold for $12 million (2007). The huge mansion includes a full-size basketball court and a gym, along with amenities like a movie theatre, billiards room and even a sports media room. The backyard features a resort-like swimming pool and spa.
The house boasts a 12-car garage, 10 bedrooms (not including the guesthouse) and 11 bathrooms.
Currently a free agent, his last contract was with the Houston Rockets worth $2,331,593. He signed his rookie contract worth around $7 million in 2010, after which he signed a four-year $62 million extension with the Sacramento Kings in 2013. He had donated $1 million to families in Sacramento.
Cousins – coming off his torn Achilles and ACL – might not be the player he once was. Per NBA reports, the team has previously expressed some interest in Cousins. He averaged 9.6 points with the Rockets, playing only 25 games for the team this season. Apart from the Lakers, Cousins has also been linked to Miami Heat. Though the Heat are linked with a few players as the NBA Trade deadline nears, Cousins might still be the rebounder and ball-handler they need.
Heat has shown interest in Cousins before. Heat expecting to get a disabled player's exception for $4.7 M. Golden State and Brooklyn have higher disabled player's exceptions but are also well into luxury tax. Heat could use the $4.7 M when granted and not be in tax. https://t.co/wHKhMfnvaA— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) February 20, 2021
The Lakers, who have waived Quin Cook, might need some more space before being able to sign Cousins. As per reports, the defending champions are determined to sign him despite him being a possible misfit and the DeMarcus Cousins injury being a major factor.
The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving guard Quinn Cook, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Teams are expected to express interest in Cook, who has served as a reliable guard and locker room voice for two title teams in LA and Golden State.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021