DeMarcus Cousins

Fantasy News

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have been granted a $1.75 million Disabled Player Exception for DeMarcus Cousins (torn left ACL).

    This now officially rules DeMarcus Cousins out for the season. The Lakers will now have the ability to go out and acquire a player that will in all likelihood occupy the end of their bench. Because they signed Dwight Howard, using this cap space on a center isn't necessarily as big a priority as it once was when Cousins initially went down.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have applied for a $1.75 million Disabled Player Exception for DeMarcus Cousins (torn left ACL).

    If the Lakers' request is granted by the NBA, it will officially rule Cousins out for the season. The team will be able to sign a replacement player 50 percent of Cousins' salary. The center minutes will be taken by JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis, so any replacement is likely to exist as emergency depth.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to a phone call recording obtained by TMZ and a a police report filed with the Mobile (Alabama) Police Department, DeMarcus Cousins threatened his ex-girlfriend, if she forbid their seven-year-old son, Amir, from attending a wedding between him and his new girlfriend.

    Both the NBA and Lakers issued statements on Tuesday indicating that they are investigating these allegations while attempting to authenticate whether the recording is genuine. The NBA’s definition of “domestic violence” includes verbal threats which could lead to a Boogie suspension. Cousins is likely to miss the entire 2019-2020 season after suffering a torn ACL.

    Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is expected to "compete" with JaVale McGee for the Lakers' starting C job this season.

    Fresh off signing with the Lakers after the unfortunate injury to DeMarcus Cousins, Howard impressed in his workout and will now get the chance to start for a team that has championship aspirations. This is quite the turnaround from where Howard was just two short weeks ago. There may be some real fantasy value left in the veteran big man after all.

    Source: Lakersnation

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the test results for DeMarcus Cousins came back positive for a torn left ACL.

    This news came as a shock this morning for Cousins who has worked so hard to recover from a torn Achilles and a torn quad. The road to recovery will start now for Cousins but we shouldn't expect him to play for the entire season. Expect the Lakers to add another big to their roster.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Lakers C DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL during a workout in Las Vegas this week.

    Cousins has had some of the worst luck out there the past few seasons. He'll be out indefinitely, and the Lakers will have to figure out where to go from here. JaVale Mcgee will likely move into the starting unit with Anthony Davis preferring to play PF, and his value jumps up considerably with this news.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers newly acquired C DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a knee injury during a workout in Las Vegas and will undergo further testing in Los Angeles on Thursday.

    We can only hope the injury isn't severe as Cousins has been struck with the injury bug over the past two years. The former all-star settled for another one-year deal after tearing a quad during the playoffs. Cousins was a top-30 player when on the court last season and would stand to improve on that value with a more prominent role and more minutes.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    DeMarcus Cousins says he's 100 percent recovered from his left quad tear.

    Cousins returned to play in the Finals but was clearly not up to his usual standard, and given that he spent most of the year rehabbing from a torn Achilles it's fair to say that we really don't know what a full-strength Boogie looks like these days. A full and healthy summer should do him some good, and he could be in for a big year with the Lakers. Even while playing with some restrictions last season, Cousins was a top-30 player in his 30 games, despite logging only 25.7 mpg. He's definitely on the board as a potential early-round option, and exactly where he gets drafted will depend on people's concerns about his health.

    Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    DeMarcus Cousins is now officially a Laker after landing a one-year deal.

    After seeing the market for his services dry up quickly, Cousins decided to heed the call of Anthony Davis and reunite with his former teammate in L.A. DMC now gets another, probably last, shot at ressurecting his real-life value and secure a solid payday. He's a top-50 guy when healthy with a nice ceiling, so seeing how he jells with the new-look Lakers will be key come training camp.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers.

    Woj added that although Miami and San Antonio both showed interest, it was Anthony Davis who ultimately convinced Cousins to sign with them. This is not great news for JaVale McGee and maybe even more so for Kyle Kuzma, who was expected to start at the four before this move. Cousins was able to put up top-35 standard league per-game value in only 25.7 minutes per game on the Warriros last year and should see at least that much time in a Lakers uniform.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Candace Buckner of Post Sports, is hearing that the Wizards interim president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard had a small meeting with free agent DeMarcus Cousins recently in Las Vegas.

    It seems that Cousins' market is starting to pick since he switched agents. Cousins is probably the second biggest name left on the market, and he'll surely be sought after more once Kawhi Leonard decides. Cousins will be an interesting mid-round gamble in fantasy drafts next season.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Shams Charania is reporting that several teams have shown interest in DeMarcus Cousins and that the big man has had "direct communication" with other stars, including DeMar Derozan.

    The most recent chatter was that Cousins doesn't have much of a market, but he could just be caught up in the wait for Kawhi Leonard's decision like everyone else. Boogie would give San Antonio some extra depth at the five and a serious offensive presence in the second unit, but we'll wait for him to find a new team before getting too deep into projections. It was announced that Cousins changed his representation earlier today, so we'll see how much longer he has to wait to sign.

    Source: Shams Charania

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins, still looking for work in free agency, has switched representation to Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports.

    Yesterday it was reported that there is "not a market" for Cousins, whose fading mobility stuck out like a sore thumb in his lone season with the Warriors. He returned from a torn Achilles to suffer a torn left quad, and while the effort was commendable and we saw glimpses of pre-injury Boogie teams don't seem all that interested in paying Cousins for his past work.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Speaking on DeMarcus Cousins’ free agency on ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski said that, “There is not a market for him.”

    Cousins is coming off back-to-back seasons with significant injuries. Last season Cousins had to settle for a small one-year deal with the Warriors to rehab his value, and he may have to do so again after tearing his quad in the playoffs. The Mavs were known to be heavily interested in Cousins pre-injury, and the Lakers are a team that will presumably take a look as well once Kawhi Leonard makes up his mind.

    Source: NBA on ESPN