The Lakers will bring in former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for a workout sometime next week, sources tell Chris Haynes 0f Bleacher Report.
Cousins, who spent time with the Bucks and Nuggets last season, has been working out six days a week in Las Vegas in hopes of returning to the NBA, according to Haynes. He reportedly turned down a chance to play in Taiwan in late November.
The Lakers have been hoping to add a veteran big man to their roster, and that interest has increased in the wake of Anthony Davis‘ foot injury. Now that teams are permitted to sign players to 10-day contracts, that’s likely to be an avenue for Cousins to come to L.A. if he’s impressive in his workout.
Cousins signed with Milwaukee in November of last season, but he was waived in January before his contract became guaranteed. He inked three 10-day contracts with Denver before being signed for the rest of the season and averaged 8.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 31 games as the primary backup for Nikola Jokic.
Davis continues to make progress toward a return, Haynes reports in the same story. According to Haynes’ sources, Davis plans to test the condition of his foot in an individual workout in a few days. He’s been suffering minimal pain as he goes through rehab, the sources add.
Davis hasn’t played since December 16, but the Lakers have managed to stay in the race for a play-in berth. They’re currently 12th in the West at 17-21, just a game-and-a-half away from 10th place. Thomas Bryant has been a capable replacement while Davis is out, and the addition of Cousins would provide even more depth in the middle.
The Lakers also held a workout Thursday with free agent shooting guard Tyler Dorsey, who was recently waived by the Mavericks, tweets Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports. General Manager Rob Pelinka and head coach Darvin Ham both attended the session to watch Dorsey, according to Peek.
9 thoughts on “DeMarcus Cousins To Work Out For Lakers”
They may as well sign Carmelo, Kenneth Faried, Corey Brewer and Jamal Crawford. They wouldn’t be any worse. Just kidding.
Add Derrick Favors too
Cousins played for the Warriors & did an excellent job. He’s a beast on the boards & scores easily down low. He could last in the league another 5 years if he would forget the 3 PT shot. His bread & butter, now, is down low! By the way, Cousins ended his career with the Warriors by sprinting full court & diving for a loose ball! I wish him well.
Honestly this post is really wrong. Players add 3 pt shots as the athleticism goes away. He should not forget about the 3pt shot. He should improve his 3 pt shot and he would have a role in the league still. All the best centers shoot the 3 now. The game has evolved it’s a skilled game now. A stretch big opens the floor for everyone.
He’s fine in small doses and is familiar playing with AD too. It can’t hurt.
Getting McGee from the Mavs would be a better option.
DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook all in the same locker room?????
Imagine if the Lakers had not chosen to get rid of Southern California native Brook Lopez???? The leading shot-blocker in the league. AD could have actually played the 4 full-time like he wanted too.
Never understood all the imagining of who the lakers “ could have kept / not kept” )
Sure we can Monday morning Qb it to death but to think you’re going to pay / not pay all the right people 6 years later is a bit presumptuous . This isn’t Mlb, we have cap rules here
I’d think all the talent accumulation would account more towards a hat tip to the scouting dept but that seems to usually conflict with the narrative presented so gets swept under the rug
The lakers and brook were great for each other, I’m sure Brook agrees and didn’t mind the career he had afterwards in Mil either. I”m sure my boy Monk would say the same and is grateful for the Lakers tenure as well
Why is he giving a Hitler salute?