Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins Tears ACL After Bumping Knees With Another Player

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According to Shams Charania, Demarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL injury while working out in Las Vegas and will undergo an MRL to reveal the extent of the injury.

Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers after playing a season for the Warriors in last season. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 regular-season games for the Warriors after returning from an Achilles injury. After playing well towards the end of the regular season, Cousins then tore his left quadriceps in the first round of the playoffs.

The Lakers had hopes of pairing newly acquired All-Star big man Anthony Davis and Cousins again like they did in New Orleans. With Boogie expected to miss a long period of time, the Lakers will head into the season with Javale McGee as the only other true center.

At one time Cousins, was considered one of the ten best players in the NBA, but has fallen on hard times the last two and a half years since being traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans on February 2017.

On February 1st, 2018 Cousins ruptured his Achilles tendon, on April 16th, 2019 Cousins tore his quad, and now on August 15th, 2019 Cousins has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

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