Frank Vogel: Lakers Have Not 'Closed The Door' On DeMarcus Cousins Returning This Season

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Frank Vogel: Lakers Have Not 'Closed The Door' On DeMarcus Cousins Returning This Season 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:28 am

DeMarcus Cousins could suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, according to Frank Vogel.


Cousins, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers last offseason, suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a summertime pick-up game.


"We've not closed the door on that. We'll just -- we're going to be a wait and see. With these injuries that are long rehabs, you have to see and take it kind of month to month and see where he's at. But we've not closed the door on a possible return for him," said Vogel.


The Lakers were granted a $1.75 million disabled player exception that expires on March 10th.

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Re: Frank Vogel: Lakers Have Not 'Closed The Door' On DeMarcus Cousins Returning This Season 

Post#2 » by LAKESHOW » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:41 pm

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Re: Frank Vogel: Lakers Have Not 'Closed The Door' On DeMarcus Cousins Returning This Season 

Post#3 » by pass_it_around » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:30 pm

Even if Cousins returns, it would be near or at the start of playoffs. There would not be enough time to fully integrate him into the system. It's really not something that inspires hope that DC will help Lakers push deeper into the postseason.

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