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DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Makes Decision On NBA Season

DeMarcus Cousins shooting around prior to Lakers game.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Injured Los Angeles Lakers DeMarcus Cousins #15 works out shooting prior to the start of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on February 08, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With the NBA set to return in late July, the transaction window to add a few replacements or reinforcements is about to open up. It appears there is one former All-Star player that has received interest from several teams.

According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, one name to watch during the transaction window is former Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins signed with the Lakers during the offseason, but then unfortunately tore his ACL during an offseason workout. Los Angeles then released him during the season to make room for Markieff Morris.

Wojnarowksi isn't sure that Cousins will rush to sign a deal in large part because it could result in him suffering yet another injury. Over the past few years he has suffered a torn Achilles, ACL and quad.

"He's been working out in Santa Barbara, rehabbing that knee injury from preseason last year," Wojnarowski said. "Cousins and his agent are going to be careful about where they might commit. There are teams interested, but they're going to have to find the right situation for him to come back now."

It'd certainly be fun to see Cousins compete for a playoff contender this summer, but it sounds like he'll wait until the 2020-21 season. Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that teams interested in Cousins have been told he will sit out the remainder of this season and continue to rehab.

When healthy, Cousins is one of the best centers in the NBA. He can stretch the floor with his improved jumper and can make an impact in the paint.

Hopefully, Cousins can bounce back his latest injury and return to his All-Star form.