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How can the Lakers replace DeMarcus Cousins?

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Stephen A. feels for Cousins after latest injury (1:15)

Stephen A. Smith feels bad for DeMarcus Cousins after his reported knee injury, but doesn't think it will have a significant impact on the Lakers. (1:15)

What does DeMarcus Cousins' injury mean for him and the Los Angeles Lakers?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that Cousins has suffered a torn ACL to his left knee and could miss the entire season.

Given that Cousins was penciled in as the starting center for a Lakers team with championship aspirations after adding Anthony Davis to team with LeBron James, the injury has important ramifications for the Lakers and the rest of the league. It's also another blow for Cousins, who was still working back toward full health after an Achilles rupture in January 2018.

Let's answer some key questions about the injury.