Beijing time on October 20, according to the analysis of Los Angeles Lakers and team reporter Harrison Faigen, Cousins is expected to return to the Lakers next season.
"I can't be 100% sure, but based on public and behind-the-scenes information, I predict that Cousins will return next season." Faigen wrote in the article.
Faigen said that the relationship between Cousins and James Mei is also one of the important reasons why he thinks Cousins will stay with the Lakers. "James and Nongmei spoke highly of Cousins. Even after the team was forced to lay off him, he stayed to resume training with the team. After the rematch, Cousins did not sign a team to go to the rematch park. This may imply that there is some consensus between him and the Lakers, and they may try again. Both James and Davis want Cousins to get a championship ring, so if he leaves the Lakers as a free agent during the offseason , I will be very shocked. Of course, he can indeed go to other places."
Faigen analysis believes that considering that Cousins has suffered three serious injuries, he may not get a salary higher than the basic salary of the veteran.
In July 2019, the Lakers signed a one-year contract with Kaoshen for $3.5 million. However, more than a month later, Kao Shen suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during training and was reimbursed for the season. In February of this year, the Lakers waived Cousins to make room for the signing of Morris, but the team continued to allow him to continue to use the team's training facilities.
After the Lakers won the championship last season, Nong Mei made a video connection with Kaoshen in the locker room to share the joy of winning with each other. It is reported that although he has never played for the Lakers, Cousins will still win a championship ring.
Recently, Cousins posted a training video on social media. He said: "My condition is different from before, and my understanding of the game is much better than before. I am an all-around big man and I can play every position. I look forward to returning to the game. , I will do better."