The Los Angeles Lakers faced a massive setback in the form of injury to DeMarcus Cousins last Saturday. DeMarcus Cousins had a torn ACL in left knee which has forced him out of the whole season of 2019-20 NBA. With not much time left in the start of NBA season, 2019-20 Lakers have to act fast and look for the replacement of DeMarcus Cousins as soon as possible.
Last season also Los Angeles Lakers had to face injury issues of different players which derailed their campaign for winning last NBA championship. And with DeMarcus injury has again come as haunting news just before their campaign got started for the 2019-20 season.
More than Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins would be more depressed with his third injury in just 3 Years. Before the ACL tore he had a torn Achilles and quadricep muscles torn. Once in the great form, he had to again make name for himself in the NBA when comes back from injury.
Players who can replace DeMarcus Cousins
1. Joakim Noah
He is an All-time champion player and he also bagged NBA defensive player of the year in 2014 when he played for Chicago Bulls. After New York, Kicks took him, in their team his level of the game was decreased at a very rapid rate. And then injuries made his career vulnerable and he had to leave the New York team then.
2. Kenneth Faried
Kenneth Faried was one of the greatest players in the NBA due to the energy levels he had. His next stint was with Houston where he averaged 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in 26.6 minutes. He could be an effective pick for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. It remains to be seen whether he will perform or not this season in NBA.
3. Dwight Howard
He is also an injury-plagued player but with the limited time left for the NBA season, he could be a go-to player for Los Angeles Laker. If lakers believe that he can be fit for the season he can be a good pick for NBA season 2019-20.