Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after being fouled against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 24, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
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Lakers eye Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah as replacement for injured Cousins
Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 21, 2019 - 11:02am

MANILA, Philippines – With DeMarcus Cousins possibly missing the entire NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are considering Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights as replacements.

Cousins, who had signed a one-year deal with the Lakers after his one-and-done stint with the Golden State Warriors, was confirmed t have suffered a torn left ACL.

Per ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Noah, Howard and Speights have been invited to individual workouts for evaluation.

The marquee franchise has also taken into consideration Marcin Gortat, who is currently playing overseas.

Howard is still under contract with the Memphis Grizzlies but has been given permission to explore opportunities elsewhere in the NBA.

Cousins' replacement will join JaVale McGee in the Lakers' center rotation. Although they may include Anthony Davis, the organization will prefer that Davis play most of his minutes at power forward.

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