Early on in his career, DeMarcus Cousins looked like he was on pace to be the most dominant former Kentucky Wildcats player of all time.

The big man who recently signed for the remainder of the season with the Denver Nuggets is officially back

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokić was out with a non-Covid illness. When Jokic does play, Cousins only sees around 15-20 minutes per game.

On Friday he totaled 24 minutes and scored 31 points, topping 30 for the first time since 2018.

Let’s just say the fans also appreciate the effort of the 31-year-old center.

The Nuggets are now 11-1 with Cousins in the lineup and while he’ll likely never be a full-time starter again

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Cousins was shooting just 38% from the field for the Nuggets