After the Clippers, reportedly, made the moves they did to shore up their team and keep the Los Angeles Lakers from building what they thought, apparently, would be a dynasty, the Lakers rebounded in a big way by signing DeMarcus Cousins on a one year $3.5 million contract. ‘Boogie’ played for the Golden State Warriors this past season, but his time in Oakland was marred by injuries. It’s a gamble, to say the least, but if it pays off, the Lakers will have the best, most potentially dominant front court in the league.
They also have taken a slight gamble in bringing back point guard Rajon Rondo to the team. The temperamental former Celtic is said to be on a similarly low deal, worth around a million dollars less, than that of Cousins. If either man is able to regain his foothold, then they will surely open themselves up for a bigger contract down the line either in L.A. or elsewhere. While these seem like desperate moves, this is the way the Lakers had to go after missing out Kawhi Leonard to their crosstown rivals.