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DeMarcus Cousins says Lakers have ‘a lot of talented beasts’

DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers

Big man DeMarcus Cousins of the Los Angeles Lakers shared his thoughts on his new teammates, calling them ‘talented beasts.’

Per Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, Cousins said that on paper, the new Lakers roster looks ‘legit.’

“The roster is incredible! I think we got a lot of talented beasts. On paper, we look legit. We look like we have a great chance to compete for a title, but it’s obvious the game isn’t played on paper.”

He also said that their main objective is to win — and that includes building chemistry.

Cousins agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Purple and Gold. He’ll reunite with fellow big man Anthony Davis who was his teammate for two seasons in the New Orleans Pelicans, as well as Rajon Rondo. Also, he’ll join LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, as well as Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook, JaVale McGee, among others.

An Achilles injury last year in January halted Cousins’ rise as one of the most dominant big men in the league. This was further hampered by suffering a torn quadriceps in the first round of the 2019 playoffs.

Some are still doubtful whether or not the four-time All-Star will ever be the same again. There was a time in his career where he averaged 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. But amid the doubts cast against him, the 28-year-old remains positive, noting that he’s one hundred percent healthy and ready to help the Purple and Gold claim that elusive title.