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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
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DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly lost about 20 pounds since the end of the season.
"I’m a bit lighter than I’ve been [in] any of my previous years," Cousins said. "The pace of the game has picked up a lot, and I’ve got to be able to fit in. Also, my role changes a lot for Team USA. ... I’m also trying to prepare my body for that." The big man dealt with tendinitis in both of his feet this season, but he's had four shockwave treatments to alleviate the pain in his feet and the weight loss should help prevent injuries in the future. Jun 17 - 9:45 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins said that his feet are feeling much better.

Cousins dealt with tendinitis in his feet through the entirety of the 2015-16 season, but he's undergone four treatments of shockwave therapy since the season concluded in addition to dropping roughly 20 pounds, and that apparently did the trick. Cousins will be suiting up for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games, so it's looking like his foot troubles will be a non-issue moving forward.
Jun 16 - 3:38 PM

USA assistant coach Tom Thibodeau said that DeMarcus Cousins was in "great shape" at his recent workout in Vegas.

"[Thibodeau] said DeMarcus is in great shape," USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo said. "He’s been working out for a month. There was no indication of any problem with his feet." Cousins had some shockwave treatment performed on his feet back in April, but it sounds like he has already recovered. He has already been told that he earned a spot on Team USA for the Olympics, so it sounds like the issue with his feet isn't going to hold him back.
Jun 12 - 12:45 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been told he has earned a roster spot on Team USA for the 2016 Olympics.

It's not surprising to hear with several players announcing they wouldn't be available. Cousins had a big 2015-16 season as the NBA's leader in usage rate, averaging 26.9 points, 11.5 boards and 3.3 assists. He'll be one of the main scorers on Team USA and could even start.
Jun 10 - 5:39 PM

Coach Dave Joerger said DeMarcus Cousins is a "go-to player" for the Kings offense.

"I know we're going to go through him," Joerger said. Cousins flew into Sacramento from Los Angeles for the Joerger press conference on his own accord, so that's a good start for their relationship. Cousins should be in a similar role with Joerger and has a good chance to lead the NBA in usage rate after doing so in 2015-16. Even if the Kings aren't first in pace again, Boogie will be a stat monster.
May 11 - 5:18 PM

Kings GM Vlade Divac restated on Tuesday that he has zero interest in trading DeMarcus Cousins.

"He's not going to be traded - this year for sure," said Divac. This won't stop the rumors from popping up around the trade deadline, but ever since assuming a front office role with the Sacramento franchise, Divac has said time and again that he has no interest in dealing away his franchise center. Boogie attempted a career-high 3.2 triples per contest under George Karl, so it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues under newly appointed head coach Dave Joerger.
May 10 - 3:30 PM

George Karl admitted that he never connected with DeMarcus Cousins.

Despite multiple faux attempts to make it look like it was all good, the reality is that it was pretty bad. "I never felt I got into a good place with Cuz," Karl said, "and some of that was my stupidity when I said that no player is untradeable. I still believe that. But I should have been smart enough not to say it, and I in no way, at any time, thought DeMarcus was going to get traded." Karl went on to detail the dysfunction within the Kings, noting that he never felt like he had the power necessary to perform his job to the best of his abilities. The entire interview is worth reading, and it can be found by clicking on the link below.
May 2 - 1:03 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that his feet bother him more every year.

This is obviously pretty concerning, but keep in mind that he will address this issue during the offseason and he's already had some shockwave treatment to relieve the tendinitis in his feet. Cousins is expected to play for Team USA this summer, so he should be in great shape prior to the 2016-17 season.
Apr 30 - 9:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins had some shockwave treatment performed on his feet on Wednesday.

Cousins was bothered by tendinitis in his feet all season, so perhaps the shockwave treatment can help alleviate that ailment. He has a full offseason to recuperate, and there's nothing indicating he won't be 100 percent next year. He'll be an easy first-round selection in points and 8-cat formats next season, but he's more of a second-round guy in 9-cat leagues.
Apr 21 - 2:30 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that he is on the same page with Kings GM Vlade Divac.

"We know what we've got to do moving forward - we know we've got a lot of building to do," Cousins said. "We don't have to talk about it, we're on the same page." The Kings will soon be hiring their sixth coach since Cousins entered the NBA, and he said that "accountability" is the thing that he is expecting the most from the new coach. "Accountability - for the first guy on the roster to the last guy on the roster," he said. "Accountability, structure, a common goal - a goal everybody has in mind. No personal vendettas. It's about winning, period."
Source: abc10.com
Apr 18 - 10:46 AM

DeMarcus Cousins said that he will not play in the final two games of the season.

Cousins will need a couple of offseason procedures to address the tendinitis in his feet, but he's fully expected to be ready in time to play for Team USA this summer. Cousins has been banged up all season with several different nagging injuries, and the Kings are going to play it safe with him since they're tanking anyways. Owners in season-long leagues can drop him, and we can expect Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein and Quincy Acy to do their best to fill the void moving forward. He finished Saturday's win over the Thunder with 15 points on 7-of-24 shooting with seven boards, three assists, two steals and one block.
Apr 10 - 2:09 AM

The Kings are expected to start Darren Collison, James Anderson, Rudy Gay, Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins on Saturday vs. the Thunder.

This is the Kings' last game at Sleep Train Arena, so they likely won't be tanking this evening. Cousins isn't expected to play in the final two road games of the season, so this could be his last chance to make some noise in fantasy. Get him in your lineups.
Apr 9 - 9:31 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is likely going to start on Saturday and rest in the final two games of the season.

It's the last game at Sleep Train Arena, so expect the Kings to get all of their guys out there to try and send the fans home happy. They are on the road in their final two games and there have been previous reports of Boogie not playing on the road. Expect Cousins to have one last hoorah this season.
Apr 9 - 2:40 PM

DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo will be rested for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.

George Karl said that he will be resting Cousins on road games this season, and with him also sitting out tonight's home game vs. the Timberwolves, that gives him just one more potential game played this season. He's a cut-candidate for owners in win-now situations in re-draft leagues. With both DMC and Rondo unavailable tonight, Rudy Gay, Seth Curry and Darren Collison figure to be very busy on offense, while Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein figure to pick up some extra minutes.

DeMarcus Cousins returned from a two-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Blazers, scoring 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting with nine rebounds, one assist, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

He looked fresh tonight, but he picked up his 17 technical foul of the season, meaning he only needs one more before he gets another suspension. The Kings have two more home games this week, so hopefully he plays in both contests even though his team is tanking. To be clear, he is not expected to play in the final two road games of the season next week.
Apr 6 - 1:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Duje Dukan
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos