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Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins is ‘100 percent now,’ says Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers might have hit the jackpot with DeMarcus Cousins, as Quinn Cook confirmed that the former All-Star is fully healthy and ready to silence his doubters.

Cook told Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype that Cousins is 100 percent healthy. The 26-year-old guard said that Cousins is in a great position to succeed next season because he can focus on getting better in training camp instead of thinking of when he will get healthy like what happened last year.

“DeMarcus now gets to have a whole summer where he’s not just focused on rehabbing,” Cook said. “He can focus on getting better as a player and he’ll go into the season 100 percent healthy.”

“I’m excited to see what he can do after having a whole summer of becoming better on the court and not worrying about his health. I know he’s 100 percent now.”

Cousins sustained a torn Achilles tendon during his stint with the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2017-18 NBA season. After absorbing the huge blow, he opted to sign a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, but he did not see action until last January. He spent last year’s offseason rehabbing from the surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles.

The 28-year-old center signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers this summer in the hopes of winning a championship and boosting his stock next year. The four-time NBA All-Star averaged 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 30 regular-season games for the Dubs last season.