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

19:15  11 july  2019
19:15  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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DeMarcus Cousins seemed to be playing the best basketball of his career when teamed with Anthony Davis “ We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.” The day before that game against the Clippers, Cousins had been thinking he was finally feeling back to his old self.

DeMarcus Cousins offered a rave review of the Los Angeles Lakers ' roster while praising the new-look group ahead of the 2019-20 season. DeMarcus Cousins appears to be more than happy with the decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency.

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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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Back in the 2016-17 season, the New Orleans Pelicans traded for superstar center DeMarcus Cousins , forming a devastating duo with Anthony Davis . Sadly, the two didn’t get to spend much time on the court together.

Find out what DeMarcus Cousins is changing his number to on the Lakers . With a few months to get himself right and the opportunity to play alongside a familiar frontcourt-mate in Davis , the Lakers Teasing his new number via an Instagram Story, DeMarcus Cousins seems to be going back to his

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.”

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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