‘Tyrant’ DeMarcus Cousins ​​(32) might be able to return to the NBA stage wearing a LA Lakers (hereafter Lakers) uniform.

Reporter Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report reported on the morning of the 13th (Korean time) that Cousins ​​and Lakers are preparing for a workout on the 14th.

The Lakers recently signed Sterling Brown to a 10-day contract, but he can be openly recruited after it expires on the 17th. Cousins’ lack of frontcourt height within the Lakers, his stellar career and the fact that he trains openly makes a reunion more likely.

Cousins, an 11-year veteran, is working tirelessly to get back into the NBA after playing for the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets last season. Cousins ​​averaged 8.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 13.9 minutes as a backup to back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic.

In particular, Cousins ​​showed an even better performance in the playoffs last season, averaging 11.4 minutes in 5 games, 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. dog trial) was very active.

Previously, Cousins ​​signed a one-year contract with the Lakers in 2019 to reunite with one-time teammate Anthony Davis and add to the championship trophies. However, he suffered a misfortune of tearing his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) during a pick-up game prior to training camp. Ultimately, he gave up that season and wasn’t with the Lakers as they won the 2020 bubble.

Cousins, who was once one of the league’s best big men and made a name for himself as a “tyrant,” was selected as an All-Star for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2018. After moving to the New Orleans Pelicans, Cousins ​​formed a strong twin tower with Davis and led the team to high ranks, but his dreams were dashed when his ACL was torn.

Afterwards, Cousins ​​signed a contract with Golden State and advanced to the finals, but was unable to obtain the championship trophy due to injuries to Kevin Durant as well as his own injury.

Meanwhile, reporter Shams Karania of The Athletic reported that the Lakers, along with Cousins, are preparing for a free agent (free agent) workout and are looking for a big man who can shoot and size.


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