Austin Toros (San Antonio Spurs’ D-League affiliate) center Marcus Cousin recently spent some time with the NBA’s Utah Jazz.
He was brought into Utah on a 10-day contract but was not offered another 10-day contract and returned to Austin to play with the Toros.
I had the opportunity to speak with Cousin on Saturday afternoon after the Toros lost to the Idaho Stampede.
When I asked Cousin how his 10-days in Utah were, he chuckled about only being there for 10 days. Cousin then told me that he learned a lot from the coaching staff and Jazz players. He used the words “good experience” in describing his short stint.
When I asked him how it was to battle the likes of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, he said it was great to learn from them. He also said he learned a lot from Jefferson in particular.
Cousin continues to produce in the D-League as he scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the loss Saturday.
Cousin has two aspirations to look forward to these next two weeks: 1) Get signed to an NBA team for the remainder of the season and 2) continue to help the Toros team earn a spot in the D-League playoffs and contend for Austin’s first D-League championship.
Optimism is still an option for Cousin.