DeMarcus Cousins was once the best center in the NBA and now he is more known for the constant injuries he suffers. Those injuries may be the end of his professional NBA career.
In free agency, Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers for $3.5 million. He wanted to prove to everyone once again that he was an elite player and earn big bucks in the foreseeable future. An injury during practice has ended all of those hopes.
During a workout in Los Angeles on Monday, Cousins tore his ACL and will miss a lot of time. His 2019-2020 season is over for the most part before it starts because the Lakers will get a replacement for Cousins and that will be the beginning of the end for Cousins. As many people saw, Cousins has not been the same since his injury and was a mediocre player for the Golden State Warriors last season. Now another injury is setting him back and taking its toll on him.
Many teams will label Cousins as injury prone and that is the nail in the coffin for him. Why would teams sign him knowing he will most likely get injured and he won’t be that great when he does step on the court?
Watching Cousins go through this is tough but he is one of many players that weren’t the same after a serious injury. It is one of the risks when you play professional basketball and a gamble that Cousins seems to lost on.