Rick Bonnell: Hornets and DeMarcus Cousins? There’s a case for it.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Houston Rockets are reportedly releasing center DeMarcus Cousins. Should the Charlotte Hornets be interested? Undoubtedly, the Hornets could use another center with experience and size. The Hornets play lots of small-ball this season and resort to zone defense frequently, looking to protect the rim but giving up 3-pointers in abundance. The more complex question is whether Cousins — in his 10th NBA season and with an injury history — is the best use of the Hornets’ open roster spot and flexibility below the salary cap. Breaking down the Hornets’ and Cousin’s situations: —…

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