Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he’s “devastated” for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins, who suffered a torn ACL and will miss the entire 2019-20 season.
Cousins played for Kerr and the Warriors last season.
Warriors’ Steve Kerr on DeMarcus Cousins’ knee injury: “I’m devastated for DeMarcus. It’s been a couple of years of hell. I was really hoping this season would be a chance to get healthy. We’re all crushed for him.” pic.twitter.com/qa0BmQhAFJ
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) August 15, 2019
DeMarcus Cousins tore his Achilles during the 2017-18 season with the New Orleans Pelicans. The four-time All-Star signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer after not receiving any offers from other teams.
Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30 games for the Warriors while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Boogie tore his left quad in the 2019 playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. Surgery wasn’t required and Cousins was able to return for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors lost in six games.
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers this offseason, reuniting with Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo. The three were teammates on the Pelicans in 2017-18. This is really sad news for Cousins, who has gone through three serious injuries now in a very short amount of time.
Cousins has career averages of 21.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 565 games with the Sacramento Kings, Pelicans and Warriors.
He was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.