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Houston Rockets release DeMarcus Cousins after 25 games

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins after just 25 games.

Cousins was waived this week after signing a $2.3 million contract with Houston in the offseason. He returned to the court this season after missing all of last season while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

The 30-year-old Cousins was averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds this season playing in a reserve role.

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Leaders
Points: Christian Wood22.0
Rebounds: Christian Wood10.2
Assists: John Wall6.3
FG%: Christian Wood55.8%
Steals: Victor Oladipo1.35
Blocks: Justin Patton3.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.6 (13)
Rebounds: 47.7 (27)
Assists: 22.8 (4)
FG%: 45.8% (9)
FT%: 77.0% (12)
3P%: 36.5% (11)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.0 (23)
Rebounds: 43.7 (19)
Assists: 23.0 (25)
FG%: 44.5% (26)
FT%: 74.8% (25)
3P%: 34.0% (30)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 16 11 .593 --
Dallas 15 15 .500 2.5
Memphis 13 14 .481 3.0
New Orleans 13 17 .433 4.5
Houston 11 18 .379 6.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/19/2021 Justin Patton Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
2/16/2021 Ray Spalding Waived
2/11/2021 Chris Clemons Waived
1/22/2021 Kevin Porter Jr. Traded
1/16/2021 Victor Oladipo Traded for Caris LeVert
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/23/2021 Eric Gordon Ankle injury
2/22/2021 DeMarcus Cousins Sore right heel
2/12/2021 Victor Oladipo Foot/ankle injury
2/4/2021 Christian Wood Ankle injury
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