Cousins is still out with an ACL tear, but he is said to be making good progress.
Patrick Patterson’s insta story is pure chaos, partly because he used two different fonts but that’s beside the point pic.twitter.com/aUYdYofcYv
— Locked On Clippers (@lockedonclips) February 22, 2020
Boogie, who signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this past offseason, was projected to be the team’s backup center before he tore his left ACL during a pickup game in Las Vegas. Former superstar big man Dwight Howard is playing that role now and he’s done a solid job.
Cousins, who is a four-time All-Star, has career averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors. Boogie tore his left quad in the first round of the 2019 playoffs with the Warriors versus the Clippers, but he was able to play in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors where the Dubs lost in six games.
His’ injury woes began in 2018, when he tore his left Achilles with the Pelicans. He was actually on track to sign a lucrative contract in the summer of 2018 before the injury happened.
The Clippers are championship contenders with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way. They also picked up Marcus Morris at the trade deadline from the New York Knicks and Reggie Jackson from the Detroit Pistons via the buyout market.
It's unclear if DeMarcus Cousins will be even medically cleared to play this season, but Patrick Patterson doesn't seem to care. We'll see if the Clippers take his advice and sign Cousins after he clears waivers.