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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #0

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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DeMarcus Cousins said his weight loss this summer has helped him feel probably the best he's felt in his career.
He said now that he's getting older he has to focus more on his body. Cousins did look a lot thinner in the Africa Game, so it wasn't just #MuscleWatch or something off social media. The Pelicans have some offensive changes coming as they look to adjust their style more to Denver and pick up their pace. Cousins was also bombing treys with the Pelicans and his usage rate held up nicely with Anthony Davis, so he's still a fine pick in the second round of drafts. Aug 5 - 2:41 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins said the game he is most looking forward to next season is playing against the Kings in Sacramento.

It's early August, but we already have our first 'revenge game' of the 2017-18 season mapped out. "I can’t wait. Oh, my God. I can’t wait. I’m praying it’s the first game. I just got a lot to get off my chest. I can’t wait," Cousins said on Wednesday. It's safe to assume that Cousins' ownership in daily fantasy contests that evening will be close to 100 percent.
Aug 4 - 10:20 AM

DeMarcus Cousins said he's confident that a traditional lineup with him next to Anthony Davis can work.

"I think the game is actually playing into our hands," Cousins said. "I think me and [Davis] have a skill set that a lot of bigs don’t have in this league, or the league hasn’t seen in some bigs throughout the history of the game." A lot more teams are going smaller these days, and while the Pelicans had success on offense last season, they struggled on defense and posted a 7-10 record with those two together. Cousins has lost a lot of weight over the offseason and coach Alvin Gentry said he looks "terrific," and he'll have some extra motivation as he tries to prove he's worth a max contract in 2018.
Aug 3 - 10:21 AM

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight and is in "great shape."

"I just saw him a few weeks ago, and he looks absolutely terrific," Gentry said. "He’s hired himself a chef, so he can eat healthy food, and that’s what he prepares." Gentry challenged Cousins to get into a physical condition capable of logging 40-plus minutes, and it sounds like Boogie embraced it. He's reportedly healthy after struggling with pain in his Achilles during the second half of the season, so he looks poised for a monster 2017-18 as he enters a contract year. The Pelicans hired assistant coach Chris Finch from the Nuggets to "maximize the combination of Cousins and Anthony Davis," so there's a lot to be excited about in New Orleans -- Finch was a big reason why the Nuggets had one of the highest offensive ratings in the NBA during the final three months of the season.
Jun 26 - 11:02 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) was playing through pain in his sore Achilles in the second half of the season, according to general manager Dell Demps.

Interestingly, Demps said Cousins took himself out of the All-Star Game for that reason -- not the trade rumors. Cousins actually co-existed quite nicely with Anthony Davis from a stat standpoint, especially with how he made 2.1 treys per game with the Pelicans. He'll likely be a second-round pick next year and hopefully he can keep his techs down.
Apr 13 - 4:16 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

The Boogie move didn't exactly work out for the Pelicans this season, going just 7-10 in the 17 games with him. Cousins was actually better on the glass with the Pelicans while his scoring and other stats didn't suffer much of a hit. Alexis Ajinca, Cheick Diallo, Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas figure to get most of the minutes at the PF/C spots.
Apr 12 - 4:00 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right Achilles tendonitis) and Anthony Davis (left knee soreness) will not play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

Cousins will miss his third game in a row, while Davis will miss his second. The Pelicans have nothing to play for, so their fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect them to play in the regular-season finale on Wednesday vs. the Blazers as well. Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will also see extra minutes, but there are no great fantasy pickups here.
Apr 10 - 6:06 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right Achilles tendonitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

This will be the second straight game Cousins missed due to the Achilles issue. Anthony Davis (knee/rest) has also ruled out of Saturday's contest, which means there will be a ton of frontcourt minutes up for grabs on Saturday night. Dante Cunningham will likely draw another start at power forward, while Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will log major minutes as well.
Apr 8 - 11:16 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Dante Cunningham will start in Boogie's place, but he's a low-usage player and isn't a great option in most fantasy formats. With the Pelicans eliminated from the playoffs, Cousins' owners probably saw this coming. He should be considered highly questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.
Apr 7 - 7:37 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Coach Alvin Gentry said the team "will continue to monitor" him, but we should have a better idea of his status after the morning shootaround on Friday. The Pelicans were eliminated from the postseason with their loss on Tuesday, so there's a chance that they will simply hold him out. We wouldn't rule out a shut-down either. Dante Cunningham would see an uptick in minutes if Cousins sits, but he's not a fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 1:28 PM

DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 10-of-22 shooting in Tuesday's tough 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.

Boogie did everything he could, including hitting a couple late 3-pointers, but a Jrue Holiday pass to Cousins was intercepted late, essentially ending the game. The Pelicans were eliminated from the postseason with this loss, so it's entirely possible the studs are shut down. However, Cousins is pretty healthy and would probably like to keep playing, so just keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Apr 5 - 12:36 AM

DeMarcus Cousins finished with 26 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shots in 42 minutes Sunday against the Bulls.

Boogie did his part, hitting half of his 16 field-goal attempts while knocking down two triples and all eight of his free throws. He is averaging 30.8 points, 15.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in three games since returning from an ankle ailment. Cousins is back to 100 percent health and looking better than ever.
Apr 2 - 9:50 PM

DeMarcus Cousins made his case for revenge game of the year during a 117-89 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 37 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

That stat line may even make Jusuf Nurkic jealous. Cousins is just the fifth player in NBA history to post at least 35 points and 10 boards in his first game against his former team. He also reportedly hosted the Kings minority owners in a box for his first game against them, and he was wearing a "Loyalty" outfit in a press conference when talking about this matchup. Cousins also said it was weird to go against the Kings and he said he looked over at coach Dave Joerger because he was used to it. Score another one for the Revenge Game narrative.
Apr 1 - 12:28 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) scored 29 points with 16 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Wednesday.

His ankle sprain that cost him two games didn't seem to bother him too much while he was out there. Interestingly, Cousins wasn't out there for a handful of possessions in the clutch. Plus, coach Alvin Gentry was a bit perturbed by the lack of post touches for Cousins late in the fourth when he had major size advantage, so that was a factor. Cousins himself said the team was "terrible" down the stretch, as well. All this said, Boogie looks good to go and the Pelicans still have a small chance for the playoffs. It's extremely unlikely, though.
Mar 30 - 1:07 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Ian Clark
3Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Tony Allen
4Jordan Crawford
SF1Darius Miller
2Solomon Hill
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Cliff Alexander
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik