The Lakers must receive permission from the Grizzlies to talk with Howard.
As news of the injury broke Thursday, there was also an outpouring of support from fellow NBA players on Twitter.
According to reports, Cousins was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he suffered the injury and left the court.
According to reports, Los Angeles Lakers will be without their new signing DeMarcus Cousins, who has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
Cousins entered the summer as the front-runner to be Los Angeles' starting center.
“I’ll miss him. I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers," Thompson told the Los Angeles Times.
Now that they are both with the Lakers, Cousins admitted he and Davis talked about reuniting "numerous times."
The LA Lakers increased their tally of deals to six since missing out on Kawhi Leonard with the high-profile signing of DeMarcus Cousins.
Cousins is one of the biggest names left unsigned, yet ESPN reported earlier this week there was “no market” for him.
The news comes just days after ESPN reported there was “no market” for Cousins, who remains a free agent.