Report: DeMarcus Cousins and Rockets to part ways, ending his time with John Wall

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Report: Cousins and Rockets to part ways, ending his time with Wall originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins spent the first 10 years of their NBA careers hoping to one day play together at the highest level, and while that finally came true this season, it will be short-lived.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Houston Rockets and Cousins are planning to mutually part ways in the coming days.

Charania cites that Houston's desire to move to a younger and smaller frontcourt when emerging star Christian Wood returns from injury.

Cousins has been productive during the early portion of the 2020-21 season after having very limited playing time the past two campaigns due to injuries. The center has averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest in 25 games for the Rockets while playing alongside his former Kentucky teammate, Wall, who came to Houston in the offseason after being traded away from the Wizards for guard Russell Westbrook.

Though the two finally got the opportunity to rekindle the magic they showed during their 2009-2010 season with the Wildcats, it has come to an end rather soon. 

For Cousins, the veteran should have an opportunity to find a new home once he's released. Though the market may be slim, his upside could be enticing for a contender.