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SportLakers add DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo to already potent lineup

00:30  07 july  2019
00:30  07 july  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup , the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, .3 million deal — not the The Lakers kept the moves going today, adding Rajon Rondo — once a playoff rival of James, and now someone who will be giving him the ball.

Lakers add DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo to already potent lineup© Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, greets DeMarcus Cousins before a game on April 4, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers missed out on the free-agent sweepstakes for Kawhi Leonard, but they pivoted in a big way Saturday by surrounding newcomer Anthony Davis with familiar faces.

They agreed to terms with two players who played with Davis on the New Orleans Pelicans: DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo.

Cousins agreed to a one-year deal, the terms of which are unclear. He spent last season on a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors as he recovered from an Achilles tear he suffered the year before. Cousins didn't play until mid-January and started in all 30 games he played for the Warriors. Cousins also missed a significant portion of the playoffs this spring with a torn quadriceps muscle.

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Rajon Rondo made a few references to winning a championship with the Lakers before being asked outright about the idea. Does he think this Lakers team “My expectations are the exact same thing. Even with the Warriors adding [ DeMarcus Cousins ] and the Rockets being who they are, I think we

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His history with Davis dates to February, 2016, the day Cousins played in the All-Star game representing the Sacramento Kings he was traded to the Pelicans. He and Davis spent a season and a half together.

Before Cousins' Achilles tendon injury, many people thought he was having his best season, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocked shots during his 48 games.

Rondo returns after spending last season with the Lakers. Though he had two injuries that kept him out for an extended period of time, Rondo was seen as a calming veteran presence for a young Lakers team. LeBron James often raved about his basketball intelligence.

Rondo will sign a two-year deal for the veteran minimum after playing on a one-year deal last season.

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The Lakers also reached agreements with guard Quinn Cook and center JaVale McGee.

Cook and the Lakers agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal; McGee will get a two-year contract for $8.5 million, according to people with knowledge of the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Cook gives the Lakers more firepower off the bench. The 6-foot-2 guard won an NBA championship with the Warriors in 2018.

In 74 games with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.9 points and shot 46.5% from the field, 40.5% from 3-point range. He has made 41.8% of his 3-pointers over a three-year career.

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