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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
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DeMarcus Cousins may not play in remaining road games this season based on some comments from George Karl.
"I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and [rest Cousins] again," coach George Karl said. "It gives me an opportunity to experiment a little bit. At home, I'd like to go in and [let Cousins play] every game. But on the road, I might experiment a little bit more." He's likely out on Wednesday, but the Kings do have three home games from Apr. 3-7. After that, four of their final five games will be on the road. Cousins isn't a must-own player right now, but the prudent move might be to hold him until he gets his three home games and then drop him on Apr. 8. Mar 31 - 1:20 AM
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DeMarcus Cousins (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night.

He's going to sit on a road game and it's not even in a back-to-back set, so that's a really bad sign regarding his playing time in the final two weeks. Looking at the schedule, the Kings have a road game on Wednesday and two more homes games after that. In other words, he's probably a good bet for at least two games and could play in three. The Kings also have a road game in a back-to-back set on Sunday Apr. 12. With DMC out, Jason Thompson will likely benefit most while the usual four starters should have more offensive responsibility. Perhaps we see more Sauce Castillo.
Mar 30 - 2:13 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is not listed on the Kings' injury report for Monday's game in Memphis.

It's been a while since Cousins wasn't at least listed as probable, so this definitely bodes well. George Karl suggested recently that he may rest some players to tinker with his lineups in the Kings' final nine games, however, so Cousins' owners are forced to routinely double-check his status prior to tip-offs. Sacramento's next back-to-back set comes on April 7/8, so hopefully Karl will at least hold off on the DNP-CDs until next week.
Mar 30 - 12:46 AM

George Karl said he may be resting some players to experiment with some lineups as the Kings close out their regular-season, and he's talked with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay about possibly sitting out 1-2 games.

Owners of Gay and Cousins will need to be on high alert this next week for a potential rest day. They don't have any back-to-back sets coming until April 7, so it will be hard to predict when these rest days might come. Omri Casspi will benefit in Gay's absence, while Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams, and Reggie Evans will all have the opportunity for extended minutes when Cousins sits. Stay tuned.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss.
Mar 28 - 1:22 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now.
Mar 26 - 2:51 AM

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game.
Mar 25 - 9:41 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening.
Mar 25 - 4:52 PM

DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates.
Mar 25 - 12:52 AM

DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly.
Mar 22 - 8:47 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play Sunday vs. the Wizards.

With Cousins back in the lineup, Jason Thompson will likely head back to the bench, and his limited value will take a sizable hit with the demotion to the second unit. Go ahead and get DMC active as he went off for 30 points in his last matchup with the Wizards.
Mar 22 - 4:33 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

When the Kings list a guy as probable, it basically means they are a lock because they often don't update them until right before tip. Cousins missed the last two games and should be ready to roll for the home game. His owners can plug him back into their lineups, but it doesn't hurt to check back to make sure he's a go at shootaround.
Mar 21 - 8:24 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

There is more than meets the eye to this situation and there is some conflict between George Karl and Cousins about whether or not he should play. In reality, this is the fruit of the Kings' front office scapegoating Cousins for their inability to quickly hire Karl, among other things like firing Mike Malone. Now this has become a weird issue, and to be clear if anybody deserves a game off or two while the Kings tank it's Cousins -- who has sprained his ankle twice in the past few weeks, been beat up all year, and had to bounce back from a nasty case of viral meningitis. Owners should be prepared for a bumpy ride with Cousins and tonight Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi and Andre Miller are your beneficiaries.
Mar 20 - 8:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Hornets.

There have been conflicting reports both internally and in the press about his status, so we're simply calling him questionable and we'll let you know when we have clarity. We know he is on the court and working out. Stay tuned.
Mar 20 - 8:11 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

Cousins dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds in his last outing against the Hornets, so make sure he's on your active roster. Those that swooped up Jason Thompson under the assumption that Cousins would be out tonight should look elsewhere for production.
Mar 20 - 7:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
3Andre Miller
4David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
6David Wear
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins