Report: Lakers among teams interested in DeMarcus Cousins

Peter Dewey
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The Houston Rockets reportedly are planning to part ways with center DeMarcus Cousins in the coming days, and the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are interested.

Cousins, who was signed by the Lakers last season but did not play due to injury, will reportedly have a limited market in free agency.

Despite the fact that Houston reportedly guaranteed Cousins’ salary on Feb. 19 for the rest of the season, the Rockets want to get younger in their frontcourt.

This gives the Lakers a pathway to reuniting with Cousins, especially since Los Angeles could use some insurance with Anthony Davis banged up.

A four-time All-Star, Cousins is averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.2 minutes per game this season.

The Lakers are looking to win back-to-back titles this season and could use a talented veteran like Cousins, even if he plays a small role.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.