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Speculation of DeMarcus Cousins reunion with Lakers heating up

DeMarcus Cousins, Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins in the summer of 2019 and were excited about reuniting the talented big man with Anthony Davis.

Unfortunately, Cousins tore his ACL during a pick-up game in July and never suited up for the Lakers before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19. Los Angeles waived Boogie on February 24.

Could Cousins return to the Lakers once basketball resumes at Walt Disney World, though? It’s possible since teams will be allowed to have expanded rosters, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

With the extra time off to rehab, combined with potential expanded rosters, will Cousins make his return to L.A.? The former All-Star center would give the Lakers the stretch 5 they missed most of the season and, with crowd noise a nonfactor in Orlando’s empty arenas, he could certainly have an impact as a vocal bench presence.

The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference. They have already clinched a postseason spot.

Cousins has career averages of 21.2 points and 10.9 boards. The All-Star has been bitten by the injury bug as of late and can’t seem to catch a break. Cousins tore his Achilles in 2017-18, tore his quad in the 2019 playoffs and then tore his ACL last offseason.

With LeBron James and Davis leading the charge, the Lakers will be one of the favorites to win the NBA title this year. Dwight Howard has been a great back-up to JaVale McGee. The Lakers signed Howard after losing Cousins to his ACL tear.