3 contenders who should look to sign DeMarcus Cousins in NBA free agency

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Miami Heat

The Miami Heat made a major splash this offseason, landing Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade with the Toronto Raptors. Goran Dragic, Precious Achiuwa and a future second-round pick were sent to Toronto to complete the deal.

Miami also re-signed Duncan Robinson on a five-year, $90 million deal and agreed to a max extension with Jimmy Butler. P.J. Tucker was signed away from the Milwaukee Bucks as well to help fill the power forward spot.

With Markieff Morris also signing, the Heat’s frontcourt will look a lot different this season. But, despite their moves, they could still use some depth, specifically at the center spot. Dewayne Dedmond was brought back, but DeMarcus Cousins should still be in play.

Cousins would provide the Heat bench with a spark they lacked last season. He can still score the basketball despite his numerous injuries and remains an excellent rebounder. Adding some more depth behind Bam Adebayo is imperative, as the Heat lacked options to turn to when he needed rest last season.

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The former Kentucky Wildcat showed that he doesn’t need many minutes to produce during his time with the Los Angeles Clippers, so even playing him 14-18 minutes per game would benefit the Heat.

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