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Cousins, 29, suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
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
He signed a one-year deal with the Lakers following one year with the Golden State Warriors.
He wasn’t the same after coming off an Achilles’ injury, appearing in 30 games, and averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds — still strong numbers on a loaded team. He also suffered a serious quad injury during his run with the Warriors.
Cousins is likely the starting center on the Lakers’ depth chart entering training camp. Returning veteran JaVale McGee is the Lakers’ other center.
“Cousins’ injury woes have significantly impacted his potential earnings,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors explained. “His torn Achilles occurred just months before he reached free agency, costing him a chance at a maximum-salary contract. After settling for a one-year, $5.34MM contract with Golden State last season, he inked another one-year, make-good deal worth $3.5MM with the Lakers this summer.”