DeMarcus Cousins says Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo recruited him

DeMarcus Cousins
Jan 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward center DeMarcus Cousins (0) reacts to the referee after being fouled during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

History has an interesting way of bringing things together again. The Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, and DeMarcus Cousins trio was short-lived with the New Orleans Pelicans, but it’ll be back in Staples Center. In a recent interview with Spectrum Sportsnet as transcribed by The Athletic’s Bill Oram, he spoke about his time with both.

The three led the Pelicans to a 48-34 season including an upset series win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Cousins missed the playoffs due to injury. One year and one team later, he’s now on a one-year deal looking to show that his health and skill are back in order. Cousins seems to be recovering well to start the summer per LakersNation reporter Matthew Moreno.

Chemistry can never be overstated. Every contending team has knits of players that build a contagious bond amongst the roster. The experience between Rondo, Cousins, and Davis will help the Lakers cause and spark early camaraderie.

Last season they clearly came apart of the seams, mostly driven by trade rumors and security. The team now seems poised to build for the future. If Cousins can come in contributing, he could very well be in that long-term view.

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