Lakers not expected to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins
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The Houston Rockets are waiving big man DeMarcus Cousins, but it seems unlikely that Boogie will reunite with the Los Angeles Lakers:

“There are no immediate plans to fill Cook’s roster spot, and multiple people with knowledge of the situation said they don’t expect the Lakers to reunite with Houston center DeMarcus Cousins if he becomes available as expected,” the Los Angeles Times’ Dan Woike and Broderick Turner wrote. “The team will, however, monitor the buyout and trade markets for potential additions to their frontcourt.”

This season, Cousins is averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game.