DeMarcus Cousins Rumors

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DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins
Position: C
Born: 08/13/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $3,500,000
DeMarcus Cousins: The expectations I place upon myself by far exceed anybody else’s. With that being said I get so caught up in accomplishing the goals and dreams I have set out for myself that I sometimes don’t realize that even through my darkest moments blessings continue to come my way. I don’t want to continue to overlook those blessings. Never in a million years did I think I would become a part of something so historical and special. The University of Kentucky changed my life for the better. It opened my eyes to so much and doors for me that I didn’t even think existed. I created bonds that will last a lifetime. I helped create a culture and standard that continues to live on. Being your brothers keeper. Sacrificing for the next guy and the betterment of the team. Forever a special place in my heart and forever a place I’ll consider home. #KentuckyHallOfFame

The answer could be cutting Cousins outright. In addition to his injury, TMZ reported in August the four-time All-Star was allegedly recorded threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. Police in Mobile, Alabama, issued an arrest warrant for Cousins with a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, per the New York Times. The team and NBA are investigating. The initial plan was to keep the injured big man under contract for as long as possible, perhaps using his salary in trade later in the year (after December 15), but releasing him was always on the table should the team find the opportunity to replace him with a player who will further L.A.’s title chances. Cousins, if cut, could rehab with the team (with the NBA’s permission). Perhaps the domestic allegations will cause the Lakers to seek distance and cut him outright, but that’s still unknown.
DeMarcus Cousins is facing a major obstacle in his domestic violence case — he just underwent knee surgery and is unable to fly to Alabama to turn himself into police, TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the Mobile Police Dept. confirmed a warrant was issued for the NBA star’s arrest stemming from a threatening phone call Cousins allegedly made to the mother of his child.
Storyline: DeMarcus Cousins Case
We’re told Cousins wants to cooperate with law enforcement but the issue is that he just underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday and he’s not cleared to fly yet. It’s unclear where the procedure took place, but we’re told it was definitely NOT in Alabama. Most doctors recommend not flying for days (and sometimes weeks) after an ACL surgery because of the risks of clotting. Cousins is facing a 3rd-degree misdemeanor for harassing communications which carries a sentence of up to 1 year behind bars.