In distress at depth, Lakers are reportedly bringing DeMarcus Cousins for a workout
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Without question, it hasn’t been the season the Lakers had planned so far. At 17-21, the team is 12th in the Western Conference, eight games behind first place. There was a point this season when Anthony Davis looked like an MVP contender and his injury derailed this season. The Lakers are in dire need of some depth in their lead up, and they’re reportedly bringing in DeMarcus Cousins for practice.
Cousins is an 11-year NBA veteran and played for the Denver Nuggets last season where he averaged 9/6/2. Even with the chance of Davis returning in the next week or so, the Lakers could still use some veteran depth from a center like Cousins.
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Lakers are reportedly bringing DeMarcus Cousins to practice
Sources have reported Cousins is currently training six days a week in Vegas to stay prepared for a situation like this. Since yesterday, teams in the NBA are allowed free agents for 10-day contracts. Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report had this document of reported training.
“Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is expected to practice for the Los Angeles Lakers sometime next week… “The official date is yet to be determined.” — Chris Haynes
He last played in April of last season, losing to the Warriors in five games in the playoffs. Center Thomas Bryant’s role has increased with the Lakers this season as they need to dig deep. If Cousins were to join the Lakers, he and Bryant could be a nice duo coming off the bench for LA.
Cousins was a member of the Lakers in 2019-20 but suffered an ACL injury and was waived by the team in February to make room on the roster. This will be his second stint with the team if they end up signing him, but his Lakers debut in purple and gold is yet to come.