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It's A Rough Time to Be DeMarcus Cousins
Can DeMarcus Cousins get a break?
The 4-time All Star recently injured his knee this week in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers, the most recent team to take their chances on the former All-NBA big man.
This injury comes following what has been a tough two years for Cousins. In January 2018, Cousins underwent a season-ending injury for a torn Achilles suffered during a 115-113 win versus the Houston Rockets. In the next season, Cousins made a return as a member of the Golden State Warriors. After returning to the court for 4 months, Cousins suffered a torn left quadriceps which sidelined him until the NBA Finals.
The Lakers Impact
The Lakers’ move for DeMarcus Cousins was a big one. Cousins added depth to an already elite bench that the Lakers have been building since LeBron signed last season. But now, the Lakers need a replacement.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Lakers next move, with most of the talk being centered around the Lakers bringing Dwight Howard back to the team. Howard would fit the Lakers need perfectly right now. The only true center on the Lakers at the moment is JaVale McGee. Although McGee has shown that he’s a solid center, the Lakers are looking for a stronger presence to hold down a champion-caliber team. Howard would fill the center spot with another strong rebounder and shot blocker, forming an almost unstoppable group of post defenders next to Davis and James.
But if the Lakers can’t land Howard, this could be an interesting season at center for the LakeShow.