DeMarcus Cousins to the L.A. Lakers? It might be possible. There are reports coming out that the Lakers could look to sign Cousins to a max deal as soon as the NBA free agency period opens. A new report by Lakers Nation points to a strong possibility that the franchise may want to land both Cousins and LeBron James in free agency [VIDEO], ensuring that the roster can maintain all of the young players.

Cousins a good fit for the Lakers?

Citing an article by Kevin O'Connor at The Ringer, the report on Lakers Nation shows how busy the Lakers could be in the next few weeks. It could all start as soon as the clock hits midnight on the morning of July 1 (for the East Coast).

It is at that point that NBA free agency opens and teams can officially start contacting players.

Lakers Nation states that "According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, DeMarcus Cousins is an ‘increasingly likely target’ for the Lakers amid reports about George." The article goes on to state that, "As the storied franchise reportedly has the ‘inside track’ on James, it appears George may re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Leonard faces an uncertain future with the San Antonio Spurs."

Are the Lakers the next super team?

One of the big stories coming into the NBA offseason was that the L.A. Lakers have enough cap space to sign two free agents to max deals. Could that mean that the Lakers would be pleased with signing DeMarcus Cousins and LeBron James while adding them to a roster that still includes Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Julius Randle? Is that enough to compete with the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference?

Alternatively, this may be the first step before trying to make a trade with the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

Would a trio of James, Cousins, and Leonard be enough to stop the firepower that Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry bring every night for the Warriors? It would certainly set up a really nice rivalry in California. At the same time, it would weaken the Eastern Conference by quite a bit.

If the Lakers found a way to land both Cousins and James, fans of the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers would be quite pleased. This would open up the Eastern Conference and guarantee that a James-led team would not represent that side of the NBA in the finals. Could that open the door for The Process to really take shape in Philly? Initially, the 76ers might be upset about missing out on signing LeBron James [VIDEO], but they could quickly get over it.

The early reports of a possible Cousins to Lakers deal have certainly created a stir on social media.