Lakers Expected to Waive DeMarcus Cousins to Free up Roster Spot for Markieff Morris

Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James
The Lakers have surprisingly waived DeMarcus Cousins | Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Unfortunately, this news confirms that NBA fans will never get to witness the trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins gracing the hardwood at the same time.

On Friday night, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Los Angeles Lakers would be waiving Cousins to free up a roster spot for Markieff Morris, who agreed to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons just a few hours prior. The official transaction is expected to occur Saturday.

This news comes as a genuine shocker as Cousins revealed as early as yesterday that he was beginning to paint a picture of what his role could be on the Lakers once he was cleared to return to action.

Of course, Cousins been rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered in a workout shortly after signing with the team in the offseason. As it turns out, the four-time All-Star will end up never playing a game in the Purple and Gold.

Los Angeles clearly wouldn't have divorced itself from Cousins if the team didn't feel as though Dwight Howard and Javale McGee could hold down the center position in the postseason.

As for Cousins' future in the Association, well, it's probably best that he spends the rest of the campaign returning to full strength and preps for a return to the hardwood next season.