(AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a move that will reunite him with former New Orleans teammates and fellow Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the agreement.
Four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins agrees to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. https://t.co/V6mNH9XNBD— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
Cousins agreed to the deal Saturday, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the Lakers had not yet announced the signing. The Lakers are expected to close a deal Saturday that will bring them Davis in exchange for players and draft picks.
Cousins averaged 16.3 points in 30 games with Golden State last season, one where he was dealing with recovery from a torn Achilles. He was also slowed in the playoffs by a quadriceps injury.
Rondo returns to Los Angeles on two-year deal
According to ESPN, Rondo has agreed to a two-year contract with Los Angeles with a player option for the second year.
After spending 2017-18 with Davis and Cousins in New Orleans, Rondo signed a one-year contract with the Lakers last summer and played in 46 games during the 2018-19 season. The 33-year-old point guard and four-time All-Star averaged 9.2 points and eight assists in 29.8 minutes per game.
This will be the Louisville native's 14th season in the NBA.