DeMarcus Cousins

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  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    While multiple teams have expressed interest, DeMarcus Cousins has made the decision to sit out the NBA's restarted season to focus on rehab in preparation for the 2020-21 season, per Shams Charania.

    The Lakers, Heat and Wizards were just a few of the teams connected to Cousins but ultimately this is the smart play. Boogie has dealt with devastating leg injuries in the past few seasons, and he hasn't even returned long enough for anyone to know how badly they've affected his game. He'll likely be looking at another short-term deal this offseason.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    John Wall is hoping the Wizards will add DeMarcus Cousins to the roster for when play resumes in Orlando.

    Wall and Cousins have a strong relationship from there days together at Kentucky, and Wall has been wanting to join forces with him for years. It's no surprise that he'd be excited to have Cousins join him for the resumption of action in Orlando, but it's still hard to say if Cousins will be ready for game action when the NBA returns. Back when he was waived on February 21, Cousins was still not close to playing again.

    Source: Slam Online

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Both the Heat and the Lakers have shown recent interest in bringing in DeMarcus Cousins for the NBA's return to action and playoffs in Orlando in late July and August.

    The Heat, for one, have shown interest in Cousins on multiple occasions in the past. Most recently, they had discussions about the possibility of adding Cousins before he signed with the Lakers last summer. The Lakers waived Cousins on February 21, at which point he "wasn't close" to a return. That being said, it's now the middle of June and there's still time for him to get up to speed over the next six to seven weeks before the action starts in Orlando.

    Source: Heat Nation

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kings broadcaster Grant Napear stepped down from his position with the Kings on Tuesday after he said 'All Lives Matter..Every Single One!' when asked about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement during a Twitter interaction with former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

    This is the first domino to fall in American professional sports in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, even if it's a relatively insignificant one. Napear said of himself and the interaction, "I’m not as educated on BLM as I thought I was. I had no idea that when I said 'All Lives Matter' that it was counter to what BLM was trying to get across," he said. "I’m in pain. I’m 60 years old and I still have a lot to learn." The Kings will evidently have to find a new play-by-play man for their radio broadcasts to accompany Doug Christie when games resume.

    Source: TMZ

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne are reporting that the Lakers will be waiving DeMarcus Cousins (torn left ACL).

    Cousins never had a chance with the Lakers, and the torn left ACL did wind up costing him the season in the end. This move is likely to make room for the Markieff Morris acquisition off waivers. We all are hoping Boogie can make a successful recovery and return to the fantasy scene next season, but with the number of injuries he has suffered, that is honestly a longshot at this point.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers' head coach Frank Vogel is not "closing the door" on DeMarcus Cousins making a return during the playoffs (torn left ACL).

    This gives us a better idea of Cousins' outlook in the long-term, but it does not make him anymore sought after for fantasy purposes. Cousins will be a risky late-round draft pick next season as he attempts another comeback from a severe injury. Unfortunately Boogie will not be part of this year's fantasy conversation.

    Source: Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter

  • 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