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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
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The Kings are reportedly scouring the market for a stretch-four, or shot-blocker to come play alongside DeMarcus Cousins.
The Kings are pretty bare at the center/power forward position with Jason Thompson, and Reggie Evans set as the only backups, so this report isn't exactly shocking. There are a handful of low-end stretch-fours and rim-protectors available via free agency, but the Kings could also be looking to acquire an asset via trade. Stay tuned. Jul 11 - 4:15 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins stated in a recent interview that he has made a pitch to Rudy Gay to stay with the Kings.

"We’ve talked, and he knows that I want him back," said Cousins. "I need him on this ride. At the end of the day, it’s a decision he has to make for him and his family. We can only hope for the best. If he goes another way, I’ll wish him the best, but hopefully he’ll be in a Sacramento Kings uniform." Cousins also stated that his goal for next season is to make the playoffs: "We shouldn’t be worried about who’s getting paid this year or whatever the case may be, who’s putting up numbers, whatever. We all should be worried about making the playoffs and winning as a team."
Jun 20 - 4:11 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is planning to visit with the Kings' summer league team in Las Vegas.

After the Kings locked him up with a four-year, $62 million deal in September 2013, Cousins looks to be embracing the role as a team leader. He's also talked to Rudy Gay about bringing him back and has been in the news for the right reasons lately. He had a strong 2013-14 and has a chance to be the best center in fantasy leagues next season.
Jun 20 - 1:28 PM

DeMarcus Cousins wants to help Team USA defend its title at this summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Cousins is part of Team USA's 28-player pool that will take part in next month's training camp and will be battling players alongside Andre Drummond, Dwight Howard, and Tyson Chandler for a roster spot. The 23-year-old is coming off a career year in which he averaged 22.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks per game and considers making the World Cup roster as one of his main goals this summer. "It would be fantastic for me to be part of the team that will defend the world title in Spain. It's one of my main goals this year. I can bring athleticism in the paint, rebounds and high energy. I am a competitor and I want to help the team keep winning titles. One of my dreams is to win gold medals with my country." Cousins said.
Source: FIBA.com
Jun 12 - 10:22 AM

The Kings have made calls about acquiring Kevin Love, but their offers will not include DeMarcus Cousins.

Yes, we know this isn't much of an update -- just like most Love developments. The Kings reportedly will trade anything else to get Love, which includes their eighth pick in the draft. There are some additional reports that the Kings are one of the favorites, and their interest in trading for Love without a guaranteed extension helps their case. Of course, nothing is imminent.
Jun 4 - 5:31 PM

The Kings reportedly put their No. 8 draft pick on the trade block "immediately" after Tuesday night's draft lottery.

According to NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper, "[The Kings] are clearly looking to add at least one impact veteran in an attempt to push into the playoff conversation next season." It's unclear what exactly Sacramento might be targeting, be it a specific player, position or skill-set, but their aggressive approach is quickly becoming the norm for GM Pete D'Alessandro and owner Vivek Randive.
Source: NBA.com
May 21 - 11:19 AM

The city of Sacramento has finalized an agreement for a downtown arena for the Sacramento Kings.

The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote on the deal May 20. The project will cost an estimated $477 million, with the city being responsible for $223 million, and the Kings chipping in the remaining $254 million. The arena is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 season, as the NBA told the city that it must open the arena by 2017 or risk losing their team.
May 11 - 11:39 AM

The Kings are looking to add a "defensive-minded" frontcourt player to pair with DeMarcus Cousins.

When asked whether he'd prefer to have Cousins play power forward or center, Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro replied, "It's something I've honestly been considering since the day I got here. It is amazing that a big man can be so versatile and we're really fortunate that we can even have this discussion." Cousins had a career year this past season, posting averages of 22.7 points and 11.7 rebounds while shooting 49.6 percent from the field. It is interesting that after such a stellar season playing center, the Kings may be looking to move him back to power forward, but they are likely hoping Cousins' versatility will make for an easy transition.
Source: NBA.com
May 8 - 3:14 PM

DeMarcus Cousins will be suspended for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

He picked up his 16th foul on Sunday night and the league will not rescind that infraction. Cousins was outstanding this season and averaged 22.7 points, 11.7 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 steals on 49.6 percent from the field. He'll be a top-20 pick in fantasy drafts next season. As for Wednesday, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson figure to get more run, but they're not particularly strong plays on a 15-game night.
Apr 14 - 5:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins picked up his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday, which means he'll be suspended for the Kings' season finale on Wednesday.

The technical may be rescinded, but if not DMC went out with a bang, scoring 35 points on 13-of-21 shooting with 15 rebounds, six assists, one steal and three blocks. He also became the eighth-leading scorer in Kings' franchise history with 5,178 points in his brief career, and there's some consolation in the fact that he didn't earn this suspension until the season's final game.
Apr 13 - 11:51 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points in Saturday's road loss, making 12-of-27 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs with 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

The Kings aren't going anywhere with their 27-53 record, but Cousins isn't coasting down the stretch with five-game averages of 26.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks. He'll look to finish on a high note with two home games vs. the Wolves (Sunday) and Suns (Wednesday).
Apr 12 - 6:51 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 30 points with 12 boards, two assists, three steals and three turnovers against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He set a single-season Kings record tonight with his 51st double-double and has been outstanding throughout the year. Cousins has actually been even better since the break with his 52.3 percent from the field well ahead of his 48.3 percent before that point. He's an elite big man in fantasy.
Apr 10 - 1:15 AM

DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.

He is finishing the season on a strong note, but you have to wonder how long he's going to keep playing now that the Kings' season is essentially over. Hopefully he continues to get it done, but owners should be on the lookout for news in case he decides to shut it down at some point.
Apr 9 - 1:01 AM

DeMarcus Cousins tied a season-high with 35 points in Monday's road win over the depleted Pelicans, hitting 13-of-18 shots (9-of-12 FTs) with 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

Watching Cousins go through Jeff Withey and Alexis Ajinca was pretty funny, but we don't want to undersell this because the big man did things that no other big man is doing right now. He has also made it a point to keep from getting that last technical foul which would cause a suspension, so hopefully the good times keep rolling all the way until the end.
Apr 1 - 1:51 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points with seven boards, five assists and two steals in 28 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Saturday.

He had a horrible game on Friday with just a four-point, four-board effort vs. the Thunder and only had a mild improvement tonight. Cousins potentially gets a great matchup on Monday vs. the Pelicans to start off a four-game week.
Mar 30 - 12:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
3Jason Terry
4Jared Cunningham
SF1Rudy Gay
2Travis Outlaw
3Quincy Acy
PF1Carl Landry
2Reggie Evans
3Derrick Williams
4Alex Oriakhi
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson