Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, league sources tell The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2019
Cousins — a four-time NBA All-Star — will undergo final tests that are expected to confirm the diagnosis, league sources tell Charania.
Cousins, 29, was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he had to leave the court after what one source described as “bumping knees” with another player.
He suffered an Achilles tendon tear while playing for New Orleans during the 2017-18 season, and he missed several weeks with Golden State Warriors last season with a quadriceps injury.
Cousins, who has averaged 21.2 points and 10.8 rebounds over his nine NBA seasons, signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers in July. He’s part of a Lakers team expected to be among the NBA’s elite this season.
— ESPN contributed to this report.