DeMarcus Cousins’ agent confirms Boogie tore his ACL
Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins’ agent has confirmed that Boogie tore his ACL.
Cousins tore his left ACL during a workout. He will miss the entire 2019-20 season.
Test results are conclusive today in Los Angeles: Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left ACL, agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelsm tells ESPN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 15, 2019
DeMarcus Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in free agency after playing with the Golden State Warriors last season.
Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30 games last season while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The injury bug didn’t leave Cousins alone after he came back from his Achilles tear. The four-time All-Star tore his left quad in the first round of the 2019 playoffs. Boogie returned for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, but wasn’t that effective.
This is terrible news for DeMarcus Cousins. That’s now three serious injuries he’s suffered in his left leg. It’s going to be interesting to see if Boogie decides to retire from the NBA after this latest setback. To go through an Achilles, quad and ACL injury in this short amount of time is brutal.
Cousins has career averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 565 games with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Warriors. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.