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Report: Lakers waive DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving DeMarcus Cousins, according to ESPN.

Cousins tore his left ACL this past summer during a pickup game in Las Vegas and has yet to play this season for the Lakers.

Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this past summer. He was projected to be the team’s backup center. Dwight Howard is playing that role now.

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 KingsNew Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors. Boogie tore his left quad in the first round of the 2019 playoffs with the Warriors, but was able to play in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, where the Dubs lost in six games.

Cousins’ 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 he tore his Achilles.

The Lakers are signing Markieff Morris. They had to waive DeMarcus Cousins to sign Morris.

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