“There are no immediate plans to fill Cook’s roster spot, and multiple people with knowledge of the situation said they don’t expect the Lakers to reunite with Houston center DeMarcus Cousins if he becomes available as expected,” Woike and Turner wrote. “The team will, however, monitor the buyout and trade markets for potential additions to their frontcourt.”
Cousins averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 games with the Rockets this season. He spent last year on the sidelines with the Lakers after tearing his ACL.
He has also been linked to the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and several others.