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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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Kings head coach George Karl said DeMarcus Cousins has no holes in his game.
While there have been rumored rifts between Karl and Cousins' camp, the Kings' head coach spoke highly of his superstar in outlined the next steps of their relationship. "I know I respect him a tremendous amount," Karl said. "Just the way any good offensive player can border on being selfish, there’s always going to be a little conflict there. But I think our give-and-take, our communication is almost on a daily basis, and I think that will continue until we can get to a special place together. We have to continue to communicate." Trade rumors are still running rampant in Sacramento, but Cousins is a special player no matter where he plays and will easily be a first-round pick in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Apr 14 - 11:27 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins (foot) and Rudy Gay (concussion) will not play for the remainder of the season.

"An examination by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles revealed that Cousins has sustained multiple lower leg injuries over the course of the season, including ankle sprains and a calf strain – injuries sustained during a particularly heavy volume of basketball activity dating back to the summer," the team statement said. Cousins is expected to make a full recovery and will likely be targeted at the end of the first round of standard fantasy leagues next fall. As far as big man pickups go for the rest of the season, Derrick Williams offers the most upside followed by Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Reggie Evans in that order.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 11 - 6:28 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) and DeMarcus Cousins (foot) are likely to be shut down for the rest of the season.

Cousins went to see a foot specialist on Friday and apparently it didn't yield positive results. The Kings will use a combination of Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Reggie Evans to get the minutes up front. Williams easily has the best upside and is worth owning in standard leagues. Following D-Will, JT is the safest bet while Landry is an option for those looking for scoring and percentages.
Apr 11 - 3:37 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is scheduled to see a foot specialist in Los Angeles on Friday.

He has already been ruled out for Friday's game, but the fact that he's seeing a specialist isn't a great sign for his availability to finish out the regular season with nothing to play for. We'll be considering him doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Denver, and owners can expect to get another update on Boogie on Saturday. Derrick Williams will see some increased opportunity on offense with Cousins out, while Carl Landry and Jason Thompson will log some extended minutes.

DeMarcus Cousins (foot) will not play against the Thunder on Friday.

It's a road game and Cousins is likely going to miss at least one more with a game in Denver coming on Sunday. Cousins may have a chance to play at home on Monday, but fantasy owners can probably cut him at this point. Derrick Williams will come off the bench, but he's likely the biggest beneficiary. Carl Landry and Jason Thompson started on Wednesday and will have some low-end value.
Apr 9 - 8:54 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) is traveling to Los Angeles to see a specialist, according to CSN California.

Cousins racked up two triple-doubles shortly before the injury forced him to the sidelines, and his status is in real jeopardy with Sacramento playing for nothing but draft-lottery odds. He won't play on Wednesday and his status for Friday's road game in Oklahoma City uncertain, so owners will have to await the results of his visit with the specialist. His absence leaves bigger roles for Reggie Evans, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson.

DeMarcus Cousins (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

The Kings are starting a three game-road trip tonight, so there's a very good chance Cousins won't play in any of those. With Boogie out, Reggie Evans will likely get the start at center with Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams logging major of the minutes up front. Carl Landry will also return from a suspension tonight. Depending on your situation, Cousins can be dropped in some formats.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 8 - 3:03 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

Cousins will meet with team doctors Tuesday night in order to get a second opinion, so hopefully we will know more details soon. Jason Thompson will likely be pressed into a bigger role with Cousins on the shelf, while we also might get a chance to see Sim Bhullar get some minutes. Cousins' owners should stand pat until we obtain more information.
Apr 7 - 8:29 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

The Kings are currently on the front end of a back-to-back set, and we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz. With Cousins out there will be more minutes for guys like Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams, and Reggie Evans, but none of those guys make for great options in most leagues. Sim Bhullar will have the opportunity to make his NBA debut tonight, and he could be worth a look as a shot blocking streamer in extremely deep leagues.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 26 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and eight turnovers during Sunday's 95-101 loss to the Jazz.

He was coming off two straight triple-doubles but didn't have quite as much luck against Rudy Gobert tonight. The Kings have back-to-back sets coming up on Apr. 7/8 and 12/13, so unfortunately Cousins' owners may be saddled with an ill-timed DNP-CD down the stretch. He picked up another technical foul tonight, bringing him to a total of 14 for the season, so two more would result in a mandatory one-game suspension.
Apr 5 - 11:45 PM

DeMarcus Cousins was a one-man band in the Kings' 101-95 loss to the Pelicans on Friday, scoring 24 points on 9-of-22 shooting with 20 rebounds, a career-high 13 assists, one steal and four blocks in 42 minutes.

Cousins' status is going to be a day-to-day question as George Karl has now opened the door for rest, after pushing him to play about a week ago, and now Cousins may want to keep things rolling now that he has two triple-doubles in a row under his belt.
Apr 4 - 2:49 AM

DeMarcus Cousins went off for 24 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and six blocks on 11-of-25 shooting in Wednesday's tough loss to the Rockets.

Wow. Dwight Howard was out tonight and Boogie had a field day. It was also nice to see him playing on the road, as there had been speculation that he might only play in home games going forward. Boogie is one of those superstars that you'll have to keep tabs on from day-to-day, but if he's playing, you have to have him in your lineup.
Apr 1 - 11:43 PM

DeMarcus Cousins will play against the Rockets in Houston on Wednesday.

Coach George Karl said on Monday he would think about resting Cousins on the road, so this is a mild surprise. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight in what should be a productive game with Rudy Gay (concussion) out. The other Kings' players aren't going to have as high of a ceiling.
Apr 1 - 6:52 PM

DeMarcus Cousins is not on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

It's still a guessing game, but Cousins may wind up playing on the road. On Monday, coach George Karl hinted that he would rest Cousins in games away from Sleep Train Arena. If he's out, Jason Thompson would log most of the big-man minutes. Additionally, Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams would have more offensive responsibility.
Apr 1 - 2:49 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 31 - 1:20 AM

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
3Sim Bhullar