Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins got yet another tough break today – figuratively and possibly literally. Following reports that Cousins has potentially suffered yet another injury, new details have emerged as to what happened.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the injury apparently occurred after he bumped knees with another player in practice. Per the report, he will meet with team physicians and undergo further testing.
Cousins, 29, was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he had to leave the court after what one source described as “bumping knees” with another player.
Injuries have hindered Cousins throughout his career, but no more so than the past two seasons.
Cousins played in 48 games for the Pelicans in the 2017-18 season due to an Achilles tendon tear. He played just 30 games for the Warriors last year after recovering from the tear and suffering a quadriceps injury.
When healthy, though, Cousins is among the best centers in the NBA. He is a four-time NBA All-Star and has averaged 21.2 points and 10.8 rebounds over his career.
He signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Lakers this past July, reuniting with former Pelicans teammate Anthony Davis in the process.
Fortunately for Cousins, there’s plenty of time for him to recover if the injury isn’t serious.
At 29 years old, he theoretically has several more productive years left in his career. But with all of these injuries mounting, one has to wonder how much longer he can last.