Lakers to Work Out DeMarcus Cousins on Friday

The Lakers intend to bring in free agent center DeMarcus Cousins for a workout on Friday, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.DeMarcus Cousins Draymond Green

Cousins, 32, is 6-foot-10 and finished last season with the Nuggets after signing with the Bucks. He has been working out six days a week in Las Vegas in hopes of an NBA return, Haynes reported.

“I think the misperception of me is that I’m this angry monster that just goes around bullying people, beating people up, uncoachable, and a cancer in the locker room,” Cousins said recently, via Haynes. “I think it’s all false. I played for coach (John) Calipari, a legendary coach. I was more than coachable. Steve Kerr would attest to that and Coach (Michael) Malone.

“Obviously, you can always go back to my time in Sacramento. I was a young kid. I was still figuring this business out. I was ignorant to a lot of things. I handled a lot of things the incorrect way, but I’ve also learned from those mistakes. … To hold my time in Sac over my head, I think that’s unfair. I believe we all should have a chance to grow and change and actually have that change be embraced. I just want a fair shot.”

Cousins has also spent time with the Clippers, Rockets, Warriors, Pelicans and Kings, where he flourished as a six-time All-Star from 2014-18.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are reportedly searching for another big man who can help spell Anthony Davis (when healthy).

They also recently worked out free agent shooting guard Tyler Dorsey (full post) before signing guard/forward Sterling Brown to a 10-day contract.

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