DeMarcus Cousins knew he had options heading into the summer, although not all expected him to join the Los Angeles Lakers. He recently concluded a stint with the Golden State Warriors and most felt that with the exit of Kevin Durant, he would be the logical choice to man the paint next season. Unfortunately, that was not the case and he instead found himself reuniting with former New Orleans Pelicans teammate Anthony Davis in Hollywood.

Boogie's coming rekindles their tandem back during the 2017-18 NBA season. Cousins was delivering monster numbers before an Achilles injury ended his season. Most felt that the two may have trouble co-existing, but such was not the case. Now, they get a chance to continue that twin-tower tandem with the Lakers starting this 2019-20 NBA season. As far as the 28-year-old center is concerned, this is something that he and Davis had talked about in the past, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Me and A have talked about it numerous times, about being teammates again,” Cousins said via a conference call to the Los Angeles Times. “We never wanted it to end but everything happens for a reason.”

The four-time NBA All-Starr also revealed that it did not take much for the Lakers to convince him to sign on the dotted line. He talked to LeBron James and Davis about coming on board and the rest is history. Curiously, Cousins agreed to a slightly lower pay cut with the Lakers. For the coming season, he will get $3.5 million - lower than his last deal with the Dubs which was roughly around $5.3 million per Spotrac. It appears that reuniting with Davis and the opportunity to play alongside James was more than enough for him to agree - not to mention win an NBA title for the first time.

There is no doubt that a healthy Cousins makes the Lakers even more dangerous. When at 100-percent health, Boogie can unsurprisingly deliver double-double numbers. Also, he can explode at any opportune time when he has a good feel for the game. He proved this when he was with the Pelicans and gave some glimpses of it with the Warriors.

Hence, it all depends on how healthy Cousins is for the coming season. Aside from the Achilles injury, he also suffered a quad injury with the  Dubs. But in an interview with senior editor - writer Ryan Ward, the 6-foot-11 cager said that his quad is fully healed and that his goal is to play all 82 games for the coming NBA season.