Demarcus Cousins is the most talented center in the NBA – when healthy – and unfortunately, we haven’t seen him at 100% since January 2018 when he tore his Achilles. Then, after missing the start of the 2018-19 season rehabbing that injury, Cousins then suffered a torn quadriceps muscle and was only able to play sparingly in The Finals. Getting a fresh start and likely a starting job after signing with the Lakers this offseason had Boogie looking forward to getting back to playing basketball and reminding everyone how much of a beast he can be on the court. Unfortunately, it looks like he’s going to have to wait another season to do so, and when he does come back, how much will he resemble his former All-NBA self?
According to Senior Lead NBA Insider Shams Charania, Boogie suffered a torn ACL on the above play.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2019
I wish Boogie the best and hope he can get back to busting heads on the basketball court sooner than later. Here’s a highlight reminding everyone of the kind of work a healthy Demarcus Cousins is capable of: