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The Lakers need to add DeMarcus Cousins right away while Anthony Davis remains sidelined with an injury.

The Los Angeles Lakers need to fill the void left by an injured Anthony Davis. He is expected back next month, but in the meantime, the team lacks that dominant big man inside. Marc Gasol is just not the same player he once was and that makes Davis’ absence loom much larger.

DeMarcus Cousins should be a player on the top of the team’s radar. He was just released by the Houston Rockets on Tuesday and the Lakers should be looking for a reunion that lasts the rest of the season and into the postseason.

The Lakers should do what it takes to sign Demarcus Cousins

Cousins originally signed with the Lakers in the summer of 2019. He then tore his ACL and never appeared in a game before being released in February.

He was looking solid in Houston before his release, averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in just over 20 minutes of playing time per game. But that Rockets team is going through a bit of a rebuilding phase so Cousins never fit long-term.

The veteran can show up in Los Angeles and continue playing around 15-20 minutes per game with Davis out and when the star center returns. Fans will remember the two playing together in New Orleans and dominating in their limited time together.

Reuniting that duo was what the Lakers were trying to do when they signed Cousins the first time. An ACL injury ruined that.

Cousins has dealt with questions about his health for several years now. He appears to be healthy in 2021 and is the top option available on the market. The alternative for the Lakers is waiting for buyouts to take place that may never happen.

Davis is coming back in a few weeks so even if Cousins is average or even below-average in his new role, the Lakers’ season won’t be derailed.

This is a low-risk, high-reward move that could even lead to the team keeping Cousins beyond this season to pair with Davis. Why not maximize the star power around LeBron James and Davis during their time in Los Angeles?

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Lakers vs. Jazz NBA live stream reddit for Feb. 24

The Los Angeles Lakers look to end a three-game losing streak, but have to contend with the first-place Utah Jazz.

Wednesday night will feature two of the best teams in the Western Conference facing off. The Utah Jazz will look to build upon their first-place lead at the expense of the skidding Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers have been struggling ever since they lost forward Anthony Davis for approximately four weeks due to a right calf strain. Los Angeles has lost their past three games, with their latest coming in overtime to the Washington Wizards. Not even LeBron James’ 31-point, 13 assist and nine rebound performance was not enough for the Lakers.

As for the Jazz, they have been loving life at the top of the conference standings. After having their nine-game winning streak snapped to the Los Angeles Clippers this past Friday, the Jazz took out their frustrations on the Charlotte Hornets in their 132-110 win. Guard Donovan Mitchell would lead the way for the Jazz with 23 points (8-of-17 from field) and eight assists.

How to live stream Lakers vs. Jazz

Tip-off for Lakers-Jazz will take place at 10:00 p.m. EST live from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The game will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN, while streams can be found on the NBA streams subreddit community.

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