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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #0

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
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DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.
The big man has missed two games in a row and the Pelicans haven't said much about the injury. The Pelicans will hold a shootaround Wednesday morning, so that's when his owners will have a better idea of his status. If he's out, Dante Cunningham will likely start, but you would have to be very desperate to look his way. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will have higher ceilings if Boogie sits. Mar 28 - 9:31 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out.
Mar 27 - 9:05 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go.
Mar 27 - 10:35 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah.
Mar 26 - 10:40 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

Dante Cunningham will start and Solomon Hill stands to benefit from Cousins' absence, while both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will also have less competition for usage. Cousins was essentially a game-time decision tonight, so there's a chance he'll return vs. the Jazz on Monday. Check back for updates after New Orleans' shootaround, assuming they hold one in the second half of a back-to-back set.

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but he will do everything he can to play in tonight's must-win game -- the Pelicans trail the Nuggets (No. 8 seed) by 5.0 games. If Boogie can't go, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will get a bump, but they aren't great options in fantasy. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will get a nice usage bump as well if Boogie sits.
Mar 26 - 12:21 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course.
Mar 25 - 9:40 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start.
Mar 25 - 2:13 AM

DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue.
Mar 21 - 11:51 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) returned on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

Cousins had an MRI, which came back negative, and the fact that he played two days later confirms that it's not serious. The Pelicans host the Grizzlies on Tuesday, after which they don't play until Friday, so Cousins' knee should have plenty of time to heal.
Mar 19 - 9:00 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) will start for the Pelicans on Sunday.

Cousins missed Friday's game but an MRI came back negative and he said he would play tonight, so hopefully he's in your active lineups. His return should dent Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage, but AD in particular has proven that he can post elite value even while playing alongside Boogie.
Mar 19 - 5:13 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) said he expects to play Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

Cousins was a late scratch on Friday night as he is dealing with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Boogie had an MRI on the knee, and fortunately, it came back negative. If he does, in fact, return to the lineup on Sunday, Dante Cunningham would get bumped back to the bench. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will also have their usage rates reduced a bit. As of now, there is now word as to whether the Pelicans plan to keep Boogie on a minutes restriction on Sunday.
Mar 18 - 1:11 PM

DeMarcus Cousins will not play on Friday due to left knee soreness and a right rib contusion.

He likely suffered the right rib contusion when James Johnson kicked him in the chest on Wednesday night. The knee injury is a little more concerning and Cousins even had an MRI. The good news is results were negative for structural damage. Hopefully, Cousins is only day-to-day going forward. For tonight, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will go back to being studs while there are more shots for Jordan Crawford and more minutes for Dante Cunningham.
Mar 17 - 5:35 PM

DeMarcus Cousins' technical foul from Wednesday night in Miami will be rescinded, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.

This is great news for the Pelicans because Boogie will be suspended for every two techs going forward. With this tech being dropped, Cousins is back down to 18 on the season. That would mean he needs two more techs to get a suspension instead of one. He'll be ready to roll on Friday against the Rockets.
Mar 16 - 3:05 PM

DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room with 1:35 left in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and did not return.

He went up to block a shot and James Johnson inadvertently kicked him in the side. Cousins was down on the floor for a minute and stood near the bench for another two minutes or so. This game was decided, so Cousins leaving may have just been to keep him from getting a technical. He also picked up his 19th tech in this game, finishing with 19 points, nine boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Mar 15 - 9:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tim Frazier
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
PF1Anthony Davis
2Dante Cunningham
3Cheick Diallo
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik