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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Sacramento Kings
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 said he could play in a role similar to Marc Gasol.
Obviously, coach Dave Joerger coming over from Memphis has something to do with this comment. Boogie led the NBA in usage rate at a whopping 35.2 last season. Marc Gasol's career-high usage rate is just 24.6, so Cousins would see a decrease in ended possessions with a role like Gasol. Additionally, this could mean Cousins doesn't get as many treys and he could average over 4.0 dimes per game for the first time in his career. Cousins is worth a look at the turn of the first and second rounds. Sep 26 - 11:59 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins said he's open to playing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

"I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020]," Cousins said. "I’ll be older then, so it depends on how my body feels. As of right now, where I’m at, absolutely, I’m open to it." Cousins will be 30 in 2020, but you could tell he really enjoyed his experience in Rio away from the all the noise in Sacramento. Kings GM Vlade Divac has stressed over and over again that Cousins isn't going anywhere, but it's a safe bet that there will be plenty of trade rumors this season if the Kings struggle out of the gate.
Aug 28 - 10:28 AM

Without Rajon Rondo at PG, the Kings may run the offense through DeMarcus Cousins more frequently.

The Kings lack of a true starting PG and limited offensive options may lead to Cousins having even more offensive responsibility heaped on his shoulders. Zach Harper suggests that new coach Dave Joerger may attempt to utilize Cousins in much the same way he did Marc Gasol in Memphis, with his center as a facilitator of the offense. Cousins actually led the NBA in usage rate last season (35.4%), so it's difficult to imagine a significant spike, but it's certainly possible.
Aug 27 - 11:55 AM

DeMarcus Cousins pulled down 15 rebounds in just 17 minutes of action during Sunday’s 96-66 win over Serbia, to go with 13 points, two assists and one steal.

The US squad destroyed the Serbian team on the glass, winning that battle 54-33 and that was in no small part to Cousins, who was relentless in attacking the boards every second he was on the court. Klay Thompson also had a nice game, contributing 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with two triples, three boards, one assist and two steals in 22 minutes.
Aug 21 - 4:38 PM

DeMarcus Cousins posted two points and three rebounds before fouling out in 11 minutes vs. Spain on Friday.

Cousins was a spark for the U.S. in the quarterfinals, but he couldn't get going tonight due to the refs quick whistles. With DeAndre Jordan playing well as the team's starting center, there's no reason to think Cousins' role will change in the Olympic finals vs. the winner of the Serbia vs. Australia game.
Aug 19 - 4:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points against China on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 15 minutes.

The USA just destroyed the Chinese on the boards, winning the rebounding battle 52-29. Cousins has been a monster on the low block in international play, but Team USA hasn't faced many challenges since starting international play this summer.
Aug 6 - 8:10 PM

Vlade Divac said that in his opinion DeMarcus Cousins is "the most dominant player in the whole world."

Cousins certainly is a force down-low, and last year he even expanded his game to beyond the arc, draining 1.1 triples per contest. Unfortunately his 3.8 turnovers per game detract from his value a bit in 9-cat leagues, but he'll be a first-round stud in both 8-cat and points formats next season after averaging 26.9 points, 11.5 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per game on 45.1 percent shooting this past season.
Jul 28 - 3:40 PM

DeMarcus Cousins does not feel that he gets the proper respect for his on-court performance.

Cousins averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks on 45.1 percent shooting during the 2015-16 campaign, but he was not chosen for the All-NBA first team. "I don’t even know what an expert is any more," Cousins said. "I mean, I had some guys, didn’t even vote for me, and that’s absurd. It’s a joke. It really is. It’s a popularity contest. It’s the guys who like them, it’s the guys they like, the guys they get to see on a nightly basis. I still don’t feel I get the respect I deserve." It's hard to argue with Boogie's stance, but there's no questioning that his personality has rubbed some the wrong way.
Jul 25 - 9:52 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block against Argentina on Friday.

He looked awesome, especially under the boards. Cousins has been doing more yoga, which he announced after his "give me strength" tweet on NBA Draft night. The Kings are not looking to deal Cousins now and are hoping coach Dave Joerger will be the Boogie Whisperer.
Jul 22 - 11:25 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight by following a strict yoga routine this summer.

Cousins has spent the offseason dedicating himself to yoga, pilates, and weights in heated rooms as part of his training regime and has reportedly lost 20 pounds. "I feel great," Cousins said. "It’s just that feeling of your body detoxing every workout, so that’s one thing. I feel a lot lighter on my feet. Of course I’ve slimmed down. I’m a lot more flexible, a lot more mobile, so it’s all coming together for me." Cousins will again enter the season as the Kings go-to scorer and is poised for a big fantasy season if he's able to stay on the court.
Jul 21 - 9:43 AM

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that DeMarcus Cousins has gotten himself in "unbelievable shape" for Team USA.

This is the third report we've had this offseason of Cousins' newly sculpted body, so it's clear that he's taking this offseason very seriously. Perhaps the weight loss will help him stay on the court, as foot issues limited Cousins to just 65 games last season. Cousins has a new coach in Dave Joerger, who is a big fan and has already said that DMC will be the team's go-to guy on offense, but the awkwardly constructed roster in Sacramento will likely lead to another playoff-less postseason.
Source: ABC 10
Jul 20 - 10:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't "really understand what's going on" with the Kings getting younger and bigger.

"I just control what I can control," Cousins added. Boogie has been under a microscope since he tweeted out "Lord give me strength" on the night of the draft, and later said it was about his hot sculpting class. Cousins is quite the character.
Jul 18 - 7:40 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Isaiah Cousins
4Jordan Farmar
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Georgios Papagiannis