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Lakers Considering 2 Big-Name Veterans To Replace DeMarcus Cousins

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 05: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a timeout in the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly considering two big-name veterans at center in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' likely season-ending injury.

Cousins, who signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles this summer, suffered a torn ACL injury during a workout in Las Vegas earlier this week.

The Lakers now have a hole at center, with Anthony Davis preferring to play the four position most of the time.

Dwight Howard has emerged as a potential option for Los Angeles (no, seriously), but he's not the only notable name on the market.

Joakim Noah is also reportedly being considered.

Some believe Noah would be the better option.

Most Lakers fans would likely agree with that.

Howard, though, has major fans in the Lakers' front office, including owner Jeanie Buss.

"Dwight may have left town on bad terms with some in LA. But he always had a good relationship with Jeanie Buss. Remember, Jeanie and Phil tweeting at him during the recruiting process," ESPN's Ramona Shelburne noted.

The Lakers were reportedly granted permission to speak with Howard this evening. The big man was traded from Washington to Memphis this summer.