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DeMarcus Cousins waived by Lakers

Cousins’ brief stint with the Lakers comes to an abrupt end.

Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

DeMarcus Cousins is no longer a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Friday, word came down that LA waived Cousins, presumably to make room for the addition of Markieff Morris.

Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers over the summer, then tore his ACL in an offseason pick-up game. He was actually progressing enough in his rehab that a return late in the regular season or in the playoffs was possible. If that does happen, it won’t be with the Lakers, who are favored to win the 2020 NBA Finals.

Hopefully, Cousins gets healthy and lands with a playoff contender, though it’s possible he ends up sitting out the rest of the season and signs with a new team during the summer.

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