Celtics reportedly not interested in DeMarcus Cousins due to ‘potential drama’
The Boston Celtics are looking for ways to fill out their frontcourt now that Al Horford has departed in free agency, and DeMarcus Cousins would provide them with an inexpensive option who has All-Star potential. Many teams are passing on Cousins because of his injury history, but that is apparently not what concerns the Celtics.
According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Boston has not entertained signing Cousins because of the “potential drama” that could come with him.
Much has been made of the continued availability of DeMarcus Cousins. According to source, Celtics are not interested. Don't want the potential drama.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) July 2, 2019
Cousins has a reputation for not being able to control his emotions, and he even expressed a desire to get rid of his “Boogie” nickname a few months ago because he wants to start fresh. You can understand why teams would be hesitant to sign a player who is coming off a torn Achilles and torn quad and has character concerns, and those concerns are probably even more magnified for the Celtics.
Danny Ainge recently spoke about wanting to prioritize humble, hard-working players over simply amassing top talent, which was almost certainly a reference to Kyrie Irving and all the issues between him and his teammates last season. After hearing those comments, it’s no surprise he may want nothing to do with Cousins.