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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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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight and is in "great shape."
"I just saw him a few weeks ago, and he looks absolutely terrific," Gentry said. "He’s hired himself a chef, so he can eat healthy food, and that’s what he prepares." Gentry challenged Cousins to get into a physical condition capable of logging 40-plus minutes, and it sounds like Boogie embraced it. He's reportedly healthy after struggling with pain in his Achilles during the second half of the season, so he looks poised for a monster 2017-18 as he enters a contract year. The Pelicans hired assistant coach Chris Finch from the Nuggets to "maximize the combination of Cousins and Anthony Davis," so there's a lot to be excited about in New Orleans -- Finch was a big reason why the Nuggets had one of the highest offensive ratings in the NBA during the final three months of the season. Jun 26 - 11:02 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) was playing through pain in his sore Achilles in the second half of the season, according to general manager Dell Demps.

Interestingly, Demps said Cousins took himself out of the All-Star Game for that reason -- not the trade rumors. Cousins actually co-existed quite nicely with Anthony Davis from a stat standpoint, especially with how he made 2.1 treys per game with the Pelicans. He'll likely be a second-round pick next year and hopefully he can keep his techs down.
Apr 13 - 4:16 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

The Boogie move didn't exactly work out for the Pelicans this season, going just 7-10 in the 17 games with him. Cousins was actually better on the glass with the Pelicans while his scoring and other stats didn't suffer much of a hit. Alexis Ajinca, Cheick Diallo, Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas figure to get most of the minutes at the PF/C spots.
Apr 12 - 4:00 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right Achilles tendonitis) and Anthony Davis (left knee soreness) will not play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

Cousins will miss his third game in a row, while Davis will miss his second. The Pelicans have nothing to play for, so their fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect them to play in the regular-season finale on Wednesday vs. the Blazers as well. Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will also see extra minutes, but there are no great fantasy pickups here.
Apr 10 - 6:06 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (right Achilles tendonitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

This will be the second straight game Cousins missed due to the Achilles issue. Anthony Davis (knee/rest) has also ruled out of Saturday's contest, which means there will be a ton of frontcourt minutes up for grabs on Saturday night. Dante Cunningham will likely draw another start at power forward, while Alexis Ajinca, Donatas Motiejunas and Cheick Diallo will log major minutes as well.
Apr 8 - 11:16 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) will not play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Dante Cunningham will start in Boogie's place, but he's a low-usage player and isn't a great option in most fantasy formats. With the Pelicans eliminated from the playoffs, Cousins' owners probably saw this coming. He should be considered highly questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.
Apr 7 - 7:37 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Coach Alvin Gentry said the team "will continue to monitor" him, but we should have a better idea of his status after the morning shootaround on Friday. The Pelicans were eliminated from the postseason with their loss on Tuesday, so there's a chance that they will simply hold him out. We wouldn't rule out a shut-down either. Dante Cunningham would see an uptick in minutes if Cousins sits, but he's not a fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 1:28 PM

DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 10-of-22 shooting in Tuesday's tough 134-131 loss to the Nuggets.

Boogie did everything he could, including hitting a couple late 3-pointers, but a Jrue Holiday pass to Cousins was intercepted late, essentially ending the game. The Pelicans were eliminated from the postseason with this loss, so it's entirely possible the studs are shut down. However, Cousins is pretty healthy and would probably like to keep playing, so just keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Apr 5 - 12:36 AM

DeMarcus Cousins finished with 26 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shots in 42 minutes Sunday against the Bulls.

Boogie did his part, hitting half of his 16 field-goal attempts while knocking down two triples and all eight of his free throws. He is averaging 30.8 points, 15.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in three games since returning from an ankle ailment. Cousins is back to 100 percent health and looking better than ever.
Apr 2 - 9:50 PM

DeMarcus Cousins made his case for revenge game of the year during a 117-89 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 37 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

That stat line may even make Jusuf Nurkic jealous. Cousins is just the fifth player in NBA history to post at least 35 points and 10 boards in his first game against his former team. He also reportedly hosted the Kings minority owners in a box for his first game against them, and he was wearing a "Loyalty" outfit in a press conference when talking about this matchup. Cousins also said it was weird to go against the Kings and he said he looked over at coach Dave Joerger because he was used to it. Score another one for the Revenge Game narrative.
Apr 1 - 12:28 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) scored 29 points with 16 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Wednesday.

His ankle sprain that cost him two games didn't seem to bother him too much while he was out there. Interestingly, Cousins wasn't out there for a handful of possessions in the clutch. Plus, coach Alvin Gentry was a bit perturbed by the lack of post touches for Cousins late in the fourth when he had major size advantage, so that was a factor. Cousins himself said the team was "terrible" down the stretch, as well. All this said, Boogie looks good to go and the Pelicans still have a small chance for the playoffs. It's extremely unlikely, though.
Mar 30 - 1:07 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks.

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Frank Jackson
SG1Jrue Holiday
2E'Twaun Moore
3Jordan Crawford
SF1Solomon Hill
2Quincy Pondexter
3Axel Toupane
4Hollis Thompson
PF1Anthony Davis
2Cheick Diallo
3Dante Cunningham
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Alexis Ajinca
3Omer Asik