LOS ANGELES, Ca (AP)- A person with knowledge of the situation says DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a move that will reunite him with his former New Orleans teammate Anthony Davis.
ESPN first reported the agreement.
The Miami Heat had interest in Cousins, but several Lakers players -- including Anthony Davis -- helped convince him on joining LA, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/U2fgWbb8PL— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
Cousins agreed to the deal Saturday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the Lakers had not yet announced the signing. The Lakers are expected to close a deal Saturday that will bring them Davis in exchange for players and draft picks.
Cousins averaged 16.3 points in 30 games with Golden State last season, one where he was dealing with recovery from a torn Achilles. He was also slowed in the playoffs by a quadriceps injury.
Moments after the deal was announced, ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojarowski, tweeted that Rajon Rondo agreed to a two-year deal staying with the L.A. Lakers.
Free agent Rajon Rondo is signing a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell @ramonashelburne and me.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019