DeMarcus Cousins

Celtics' Enes Kanter among players to react to DeMarcus Cousins injury

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Celtics' Enes Kanter among players to react to DeMarcus Cousins injury

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has endured some of the worst injury luck in NBA history over the last two seasons.

Since January of last year, the veteran big man has suffered a torn Achilles, a torn quad and now a torn ACL. The Athletic's Shams Charania first reported Thursday that Cousins suffered the devastating knee injury. Cousins reportedly suffered the injury during a workout in Las Vegas.

Players from around the league sent their well-wishes and messages of support to Cousins via Twitter, including Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter. 

Here's a roundup of player reaction to Cousins' injury:

Cousins signed a one-year contract with the Lakers in July.

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Reports: Lakers add Cousins, bring back Rondo

Reports: Lakers add Cousins, bring back Rondo

The Lakers lost out on Kawhi Leonard but have come to terms with big man DeMarcus Cousins - perennially linked to the Celtics, particularly lately as they searched for frontcourt help. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first with the Cousins news.

The Lakers are also bringing back former Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, according to Rondo's ex-C's teammate Kendrick Perkins and Wojnarowski.

The move reunites Cousins with Anthony Davis. They were teammates with the New Orleans Pelicans from 2016-18. Rondo also played with the pair in 2017-18 and played with Cousins with the Sacramento Kings in 2015-16.

Cousins, who turns 29 in August, tore his Achilles with New Orleans and while still recovering signed a year ago with the Golden State Warriors. He played the final 30 regular-season games (averaging 16.3 points a game) for Golden State then averaged 7.6 points in eight playoff games. 

Rondo, 33, averaged 9.2 points and 8.0 assists in his first season with the Lakers in 2018-19. 

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NBA Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins changes agents amid search for new team

NBA Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins changes agents amid search for new team

DeMarcus Cousins is shaking things up in his quest to find employment this summer.

The free-agent big man has hired Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports as his new agent, The New York Times' Marc Stein reported Wednesday. Cousins was previously represented by Jarinn Akana of Dynasty Sports Management.

It's worth noting the timing of this change, as ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week there's essentially no market for the four-time All-Star, who may have to settle for a veteran minimum contract despite earning north of $18 million just two seasons ago.

Cousins will hope Schwartz can convince an NBA team to invest in the 28-year-old big man after he played an underwhelming 30 games for the Golden State Warriors following a return from a torn Achilles.

Schwartz does have an impressive client list that includes Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kemba Walker, who just agreed to a four-year, $141 contract with the Boston Celtics.

It seems unlikely Cousins would follow in Walker's footsteps, though. The Celtics have agreed to terms with three big men in recent days and reportedly aren't interested in pursuing Cousins for the drama he may bring with him.

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