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SportLakers' DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis: 'We never wanted it to end'

19:30  11 july  2019
19:30  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Cousins said he's excited to be back with Anthony Davis after both were acquired by the Lakers this offseason and admitted it 's a scenario he and Davis had “ We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.” The pair played together for the Pelicans for part of two seasons after

DeMarcus Cousins seemed to be playing the best basketball of his career when teamed with Anthony Davis “ We never wanted it to end but In DeMarcus Cousins ' eyes, the dynamic duo is back . Cousins said he's excited to be back with Anthony Davis after both were acquired by the

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In DeMarcus Cousins' eyes, the dynamic duo is back.

Cousins said he's excited to be back with Anthony Davis after both were acquired by the Lakers this offseason and admitted it's a scenario he and Davis had talked about.

“Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said on a conference call, via the Los Angeles Times. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.”

The pair played together for the Pelicans for part of two seasons after Cousins was traded to New Orleans from Sacramento in 2017. Their run was cut short when Cousins ruptured his Achilles midway through the 2017-18 season and eventually signed a small, 1-year deal with the Warriors that offseason.

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Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins played just 59 games together on the New Orleans Maybe this was said with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but it does bring back memories of this 2014 Anthony Davis discusses his reaction to seeing the news that Boogie Cousins was heading to the

Lakers ' DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis : ' We never wanted it to end '. "When I got traded here, my goal is to bring a championship here with the team that we have. And when that time comes around next year, then you can ask me that question and we 'll revisit it .

Fast forward to 2019. Davis is in Los Angeles alongside LeBron James after requesting a trade from New Orleans and DeMarcus Cousins was back on the market.

Cousins said it didn't take much convincing for him to join Los Angeles when he talked to Davis and James.

“We realized how much better we made one another and how much we made the game easier for one another. I think we both appreciate each other’s presence,” Cousins said. “To add LeBron James to the mix, his resume speaks for itself. One of the greatest players ever to play this game added to that. It should be an exciting season.”

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DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis enjoyed a brief stint playing together with the New Orleans Pelicans from 2017 to 2018. " We never wanted it to end , but everything kind of happens for a reason. That being said, the opportunity presented itself and I chose to make it happen."

Lakers ' DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis : ' We never wanted it to end '. Pelinka also revealed he relied on input from James and Davis to help make decisions on filling out the Lakers ' roster.

Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million, which is a slight pay cut from what he signed with the Warriors last season. However, Cousins said he is feeling healthy after a quad issue kept him out from much of the playoffs. He said the adversity has added to his appreciation of the game.

“I love it that much more” Cousins said. “Everything I’ve gone through in the past three years it just helped me realize how fast this thing can be taken away from you. I love it that much more. I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.”

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