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DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL

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Absolutely brutal.

NBA: Finals-Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL, according to Shams Charania.

This just brutal news for Cousins. This likely means he’ll miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season.


DeMarcus Cousins is poised for a bounceback season with the Lakers after a signing one-year deal this summer, but an injury could threaten that.

Cousins suffered a knee injury in a recent offseason workout on the court, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Lakers forward will now undergo testing in Los Angeles to see if there’s any significant damage after Cousins bumped knees with another player.

The former Kentucky Wildcats center is hoping to make it through an entire NBA regular season for the first time since 2016-17, when he played for the Kings but was traded to the Pelicans midway through the season.

After a promising start in New Orleans with Anthony Davis, Cousins suffered a torn Achilles during the 2017-18 season, which has cost him much of the last two seasons. He did return to help the Warriors reach the NBA Finals this past season after signing a one-year deal with them.

This offseason, Cousins signed with Los Angeles to reunite with Davis, who was traded to the Lakers prior to the 2019 NBA Draft. They will team up with LeBron James to form one of the top NBA title contenders for the 2019-20 season. That is, as long as this injury isn’t serious.