NBA Rumors: Lakers not trading for DeMarcus Cousins even if he becomes available?

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked with players such as DeMarcus Cousins this offseason. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that the Lakers might not try to trade for Cousins if he becomes available at the deadline next season.

The Lakers were given a big blow last week when LA-native Russell Westbrook re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Some NBA rumors are now pointing at DeMarcus Cousins as their next target since “Boogie” revealed that the Lakers are his favorite team growing up.

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However, it might not be the case and the Lakers should just focus on developing their really talented roster. According to Ed Schrenzel of Lake Show Life, LA is much better off having Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle as their future “Big 3” rather than trade two of the three just to acquire Cousins.

“It makes best sense to give all the youngsters playing time to let them develop their games and to see just what kind of chemistry they grow together. For a team with this collection of young talent, patience is the key,” Schrenzel noted.

“Keeping this group together, at least for the time being and perhaps even longer, seems to be the most logical and wisest course of action,” he added.

The Lakers have also done a great job in adding veteran players like Luol Deng, Jose Calderon, and Timofey Mozgov, even though they overpaid for him. Nevertheless, the fans of the Purple and Gold crew have something to be happy about following Kobe Bryant’s retirement.

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On the other hand, NBA rumors in Sacramento suggest that DeMarcus Cousins is entering a make or break season. He has already made some good strides by being in shape and communicating with new head coach Dave Joerger. His experience playing with Team USA in the Olympics might also help his attitude.

Photo Courtesy: Mike/Flickr

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