DeMarcus Cousins is in the midst of the roughest stretch of his career as injuries continue to hamper and derail him.
Los Angeles Lakers fans were incredibly disappointed when the big man went down with an ACL injury during the summer, effectively ending his season before it ever began.
Once the Lakers knew the extent of his injury, they applied for the Disabled Player Exception which would help them a lot when it comes to the salary cap. The DPE is described as something that “allows a team which is over the cap to replace a disabled player who will be out for the remainder of that season. […] If this exception is granted, the team can acquire one player via free agent signing, trade or waiver claim, to replace the disabled player.”
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league approved the Lakers request which means they have until March 10th, 2020 to find his replacement.
Lakers fans heard that news and immediately thought of Carmelo Anthony.
Lakers fans have spoken.