Lakers Rumors: Top 5 Centers To Replace DeMarcus Cousins Ft. Dwight Howard & Kenneth Faried

The latest Lakers news is highlighted by Boogie Cousins who tore his ACL in his left knee during a workout in Las Vegas. Cousins joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a one year deal this offseason, but his career with the Lakers ended before it even started. This marks Cousins’ third significant injury in the last two years and he is ruled out indefinitely. With Boogie’s 2019-2020 NBA season up in the air, the Lakers are in the market for a replacement at center. Hannah Kulik, host of the Lakers Report, names five potential replacements that the Lakers could target.

Dwight Howard could be returning to Los Angeles as a potential replacement, but will Laker fans welcome him back with open arms? The Memphis Grizzlies have given the Lakers permission to speak with Dwight Howard & Howard could potentially be traded back to LA if the price is right. Another option the Lakers could take a chance on Joakim Noah. Noah is a 2x all-star & 3x all-defensive team, but he is 34 years old and has battled injuries over the past few years. Another free agent that is available is Kenneth Faried, who has played a key role for the Houston Rockets & Denver Nuggets in his career. He is also known for playing well against the Lakers. Would the Lakers be interested in signing Faried to a veteran-minimum contract?

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If the Lakers wanted to make a trade, they could pursue players such as Nerlens Noel or Taj Gibson. Nerlens Noel re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder are obviously in rebuild mode and aren’t afraid of trading away any players, so Noel could be a potential target for Los Angeles. Taj Gibson is the newest member of the New York Knicks & he wouldn’t be able to be traded until December, but he could make some sense for the Lakers to sign to their lineup.

Here are all 5 potential replacements for Demarcus Cousins:
#5: Kenneth Faried
#4: Joakim Noah
#3: Taj Gibson
#2: Nerlens Noel
#1: Dwight Howard

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