Los Angeles Lakers' new recruit DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury, his agent has confirmed.

Cousins, who battled through a quad injury during the play-offs with the Golden State Warriors last season - having already overcome a torn Achilles suffered midway through the 2017-18 campaign - signed a one-year deal worth $3.5million with the Lakers in July.

However, the Lakers look set to be without their star signing for a time, with the center's agent Jeff Schwartz confirming to ESPN that Cousins ruptured his ACL during a workout in Las Vegas.

Cousins was training on Monday when he suffered an injury which forced him off the court, and the 29-year-old underwent scans on Thursday.

After signing with the Lakers, Cousins said previous injury struggles have helped him realise how much he loves the game.

“Everything I've gone through in the past three years it just helped me realise how fast this thing can be taken away from you," Cousins told the Los Angeles Times.

"I love it that much more. I'm grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way."

Los Angeles Lakers' new recruit DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury, according to reports.

Cousins, who battled through a quad injury during the play-offs with the Golden State Warriors last season - having already overcome a torn Achilles suffered midway through the 2017-18 campaign - signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the Lakers in July.

However, the Lakers look set to be without their star signing for a time, with The Athletic reporting Cousins ruptured his ACL during a workout in Las Vegas.

Cousins is said to have been training on Monday when he suffered an injury which forced him off the court, and the 29-year-old was set to undergo scans on Thursday.

After signing with the Lakers, Cousins said previous injury struggles have helped him realise how much he loves the game.

“Everything I've gone through in the past three years it just helped me realise how fast this thing can be taken away from you," Cousins told the Los Angeles Times.

"I love it that much more. I'm grateful for every opportunity. I learned the hard way."

DeMarcus Cousins has agreed a deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers, while Rajon Rondo is set to re-sign with the team.

After missing out on Kawhi Leonard, who signed for cross-town rivals the Clippers, the Lakers are poised to bring in six free agents, three of whom played for them last season.

Earlier on Saturday, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee and Quinn Cook all agreed deals.

Now Cousins, 28, has been added to the mix after his agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN that a one-year, $3.5million contract had been agreed.

The Miami Heat had been keen to sign Cousins, who spent last season with the Golden State Warriors, but Anthony Davis was reportedly among the Lakers stars who persuaded him to come to the Staples Center.

The four-time All-Star made a shock move to the Warriors last year as he recovered from a torn Achilles. He played 30 games before sustaining a quadriceps injury in the playoffs but did return to play a part in the NBA Finals.

Rondo, meanwhile, reportedly returns to the Lakers for just $2.6m. The deal contains a second year with a player option.

The 33-year-old averaged 9.2 points, 8.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 46 games last season, where his leadership was cited as a positive influence despite a disappointing season for the franchise that saw them miss the postseason despite landing LeBron James.

DeMarcus Cousins will be fit to feature for the Golden State Warriors against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

The Warriors' star centre was a doubt for the series opener, having injured his quad in the first round of the playoffs.

But Cousins has now been passed fit, with coach Steve Kerr telling reporters that the 28-year-old will be available, though it is not clear if he will start.

When asked if he had a plan for how Cousins will be used, Kerr replied: "I do but I'm not going to tell you."

Cousins has not played since April 16, when he fell chasing a loose ball in Game 2 of his team's opening-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Having signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in July, Cousins had missed the team's first 45 games as he continued his recovery from a torn Achilles. 

Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Raptors will take place on Thursday in Toronto.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was quick to welcome DeMarcus Cousins after the All-Star reportedly agreed to join the NBA champions. 

The Golden State Warriors are not sitting on past success, they are not comfortable staying in neutral, and they certainly will not let a certain in-state team hog all the spotlight this offseason. 

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly added another star with the signing of free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. 

On the surface, it's easy to figure out why LeBron James chose to be a Los Angeles Laker.

A man so impatient to win NBA titles already has three and, by taking a patient approach, may have the chance to add more in Los Angeles. 

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