Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins suffers possible knee injury, report says

The 2019-20 season may already have begun crumbling for the Lakers.

New Los Angeles center DeMarcus Cousins is set to undergo testing Thursday on a possible knee injury suffered earlier this week in Las Vegas, ESPN reported.

According to the report, Cousins was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he suffered the injury and left the court.

Cousins signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Lakers in July. He battled a quad injury during the playoffs with the Warriors last season after rehabbing from a torn Achilles suffered midway through the 2017-18 season with the Pelicans.

After signing with the Lakers, Cousins said his injury struggles have helped him realize how much he loves the game.

“Everything I’ve gone through in the past three years it just helped me realize how fast this thing can be taken away from you,” Cousins said on a conference call, via the Los Angeles Times. “I love it that much more. I’m grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way.”

Unfortunately, it seems Cousins may have another test of adversity ahead of him.