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Member of Lakers says DeMarcus Cousins’ ACL injury is a ‘big loss’

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The Los Angeles Lakers lost center DeMarcus Cousins to an ACL injury before the 2019-20 season started.

Cousins tore his left ACL playing in a pick-up game in Las Vegas. The four-time All-Star, who signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this summer in free agency, will miss the entire 2019-20 campaign.

“Big loss,” one member of the Lakers told Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. “But as you know, no one feels sorry for us.”

DeMarcus Cousins was projected to be the Lakers’ backup center. Now, Los Angeles will look to sign a veteran big man before the season starts.

When Cousins is healthy, he’s one of the best centers in the league. However, Cousins hasn’t been healthy for quite some time. During the 2017-18 season with the New Orleans Pelicans, Cousins tore his Achilles tendon. Before he got hurt, Boogie was averaging 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds with New Orleans.

After his ACL tear, it’s unknown what the future holds for DeMarcus Cousins. He’s suffered three serious injuries in a short amount of time. The injuries have cost Cousins so much money in free agency. It’s truly a sad story.

The Lakers are still title contenders with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the charge. However, the Cousins injury is still a tough pill to swallow for the Purple and Gold.