DeMarcus Cousins can't catch a break. Now that he was looking in the best shape of his career and had vowed to prove his doubters wrong next season with the Lakers, it now looks like he may be forced to a spell on the sidelines.
According to ESPN'S Adrian Wojnarowski, Boogie suffered a possible knee injury while practicing in Las Vegas, and was forced to leave the court to undergo further testing.
Cousins will travel to Los Angeles for the tests and while it doesn't sound serious, we'll have to wait and see how much time he'll be forced to miss, assuming he's - in fact - unable to play for a while.
The Lakers signed Cousins to a 1-year-deal to reunite him with Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis, whom he developed great rapport with during his brief spell with the New Orleans Pelicans.
He suffered an Achilles injury while still playing for the Pelicans and struggled to go back at full strength during his one-year tenure with the Golden State Warriors before testing free agency again.
Now, he'll try to come back at full strength to help get the Lakers back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013, but his health and durability will continue to be a huge concern going forward.
Shams Charania of The Athletic provided more details on this topic, informing that Boogie will undergo final tests that will confirm the initial torn ACL diagnosis.
Cousins has spent plenty of time sidelined in the last couple of seasons, which prevented him from signing a max deal in the last two years. This would be a painful loss for the Lakers, who counted on Boogie to have a great season next campaign.