According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Lakers C DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL. The four-time All-Star was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he had to leave the court, according to ESPN.
The 29-year-old Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers back in July. Last season, Cousins signed with the Warriors after coming off a ruptured Achilles tendon in 2018 while with the Pelicans. The 10-year veteran also tore his quad during this year’s playoffs. However, he was able to return for the Finals.
Obviously, this injury is a big blow for the Lakers and an even bigger blow for Cousins, who was hoping to secure a long-term deal in the near future.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2019
Free-agent C DeMarcus Cousins has signed with the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
It is a one-year deal, according to the report.
The 28-year-old Cousins spent last season with the Golden State Warriors. In 30 regular season games, he averaged 16.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg, and 3.6 apg. The four-time All-Star will be reunited with his former teammate in New Orleans, Anthony Davis.
If he can stay healthy, Cousins can help the Lakers. Also, it would put him in line to get a big raise the following season.
Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
According to ESPN, free agent C DeMarcus Cousins and the Warriors agree to a one-year, $5.3 million deal.
Cousins, 27, is still recovering from a torn left Achilles he suffered back in January. The Lakers and Pelicans were reportedly the two teams in talks with Cousins, but now the four-time All-Star is with GSW.
When Cousins gets healthy, the Warriors could have a starting lineup of five players who were All-Stars last season.
The rich just got richer
Cousins will sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with Warriors, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/LaTLH3oOTB
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
The 3rd splash Brother 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. Let’s go @boogiecousins
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 3, 2018
Pelicans are now 0-3 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins. Concern? It has only been three games, and it will take time for everybody to get comfortable. End of the day, many were quick to crown the Pelicans as the number eight seed in the Western Conference. I was hoping the Pels would get the eighth seed, so they we could see how their size would matchup against the Warriors. At this point, the Pelicans are 3.5 behind the eighth seeded Nuggets with 22 games to play. Good news is they have three games left against the Nuggets; bad news is they have to jump four teams.
Pick it up Pelicans! Pick it up!
Via Dave Carmichael, Demarcus Cousins says goodbye to the fans of Sacramento. We saw the sensitive side of Boogie Cousins. Take a look!
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017
Well it finally happened! The Kings made the move and traded Demarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first round pick(top 3 protected) and 2017 second round pick.
Now, the Pelicans could possibly have the most talented center/power forward combination ever.(time will be the judge of that one) However, for the Kings it is rebuild time, but it was a move that had to be made!