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Former UK stars Rondo, Cousins reuniting with one-time Wildcat standout Davis as L.A. Lakers


Former University of Kentucky basketball stars Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins will be reuniting with another one-time Wildcat — Anthony Davis — as members of the Los Angeles Lakers in the upcoming season.

Rondo, who played for the Lakers last season, agreed to a two-year contract to remain in Los Angeles. Cousins, a member of the Golden State Warriors last season, signed a one-year deal with the Lakers.

Rondo averaged 9.2 points and 8.0 assists last season, but the Lakers failed to make the playoffs. Cousins, a four-time NBA All-Star with the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 16.3 points in just 30 games played last season as the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals.

Rajon Rondo, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins — who played together in New Orleans two years ago — will reunite next season as teammates for the L.A. Lakers.

Those two will join Davis, who was traded to the Lakers last month from the New Orleans Pelicans. Davis had been teammates with both Rondo and Cousins while with the Pelicans during the 2017-18 season.

Davis has averaged 23.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals during his seven-year NBA career. This past season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals in 56 games for the Pelicans.

In his only season at Kentucky, Davis was named National Player of the Year and a first team All-American after leading the Wildcats to the 2012 NCAA title. He was also selected Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, averaging 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.7 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.3 assists in 40 games.

From NBA and staff reports


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