Lakers signing big man Cousins to one-year agreement

Big man DeMarcus Cousins is coming off an injury-plagued season with the Warriors.

The Los Angeles are continuing to add players around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, having agreed to a contract with forward DeMarcus Cousins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports the deal is for one season and Wojnarowski reports it is for $3.5 million.

Wojnarowski also reports the Miami Heat had interest in signing the six-time All-Star, but that Cousins was swayed by the influence of several Lakers players, including Davis.

Cousins played last season with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year, $5.3 million agreement.

Earlier Saturday, the Lakers signed Danny Green and Quinn Cook and reached agreements to bring back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee.

The Lakers were spurned by superstar forward Kawhi Leonard, who chose to not join James andDavis and to sign with their cross-arena rival, the Los Angeles Clippers.

The six-time All-Star returned from a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered in January 2019 while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans during a game in Houston to average 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocked shots in 25.7 minutes in 30 games (all starts) for the Warriors last season, shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Cousins, 28, was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Kentucky by the Sacramento Kings.

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