The Los Angeles Lakers put more pieces of their revamped roster together on Saturday, agreeing to a one-year deal with free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins and bringing back point guard Rajon Rondo.
ESPN said Cousins’ deal is for $2.3 million, citing Cousins’ agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports.
ESPN - Wojnarowski - Agreement - Cousins - Month
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the agreement and said that while Cousins, who turns 29 next month, had drawn interest from the Miami Heat, and that former teammate Anthony Davis and several other Lakers convinced him to join them in Los Angeles.
If Cousins can stay injury free, he could join with Davis and LeBron James to give the Lakers the big three they have been seeking. The Lakers had hoped the third would be Kawhi Leonard, but he chose to play with the Los Angeles Clippers instead.
Cousins - All-Star - Sacramento - Kings - New
Cousins, a four-time All-Star with the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans, signed a $5.3 million, one-year deal with Golden State before the 2017-18 season and joined the Warriors in January after his rehab from a torn Achilles. He played in 30 games in the regular season, averaging 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 25.7 minutes per game.
He was limited to just eight games in the Warriors’ run to the NBA Finals because of a torn quad.
Rondo - Lakers - Deal - Wojnarowski
Rondo is returning to the Lakers on a two-year deal, Wojnarowski reported.
He was credited for providing veteran leadership as a tumultuous season wore on with...
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