Former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins is about to enter the most important season of his career. After recently signing a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Los Angeles Lakers, Cousins is working his way back into shape.
A torn Achilles in Jan. 2018 and a torn quad during last season’s playoff run with the Golden State Warriors have hampered Cousins’ abilities on the court. His market value in free agency this summer was at an all-time low before he ultimately agreed to join Anthony Davis and LeBron James in L.A.
Despite all that, according to Ryan Ward of Clutch Points, Cousins is working his way into the best physical shape of his life.
DeMarcus Cousins on his health right now: “I’m working my tail off every single day. My quad is 100% healed. I’m building it up every day…I’m getting stronger. Getting in better shape. My plan is to come into camp in tiptop shape. My goal is to play 82 gms this season.” #Lakers
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) July 11, 2019
Cousins appeared in 81 games during his rookie season in 2010-11, but has not played in more than 75 games during a season since then. He’s played in only 78 games over the last two seasons. But if you’ve seen the video making its rounds on the Internet of Cousins speaking with the media, you can see he’s already slimmed down.
— Lakers Outsiders (@LakersOutsiders) July 11, 2019
Is #SkinnyBoogie going to be a thing now? If it means we get the best version of Cousins that we’ve seen in years, then I am here for it.