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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
Contract: view contract details

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DeMarcus Cousins went 9-of-30 from the field and 14-of-16 from the line on Sunday, finishing with 36 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one steal and just two turnovers in 43 minutes.
Cousins had a few 3-point attempts blocked late in the game but he still finished 4-of-10 beyond the arc. He's averaging a career-high 1.7 triples on 38.4 percent shooting, and at this point he's basically matchup-proof. One negative tonight is that he picked up another technical foul, giving him six techs in Sacramento's first 20 games. Dec 4 - 10:25 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points during a 97-92 loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Boogie was bleeding above his eye and had to go back to the locker room in the fourth quarter. Cousins needed eight stitches after the game and looked fine after he was glued to close it in the fourth, so there's no concern he misses any action going forward. Cousins did have his four-game streak of scoring at least 30 snapped, but his averages over his last five are outstanding: 33.8 points, 12.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a machine right now.
Dec 2 - 10:52 PM

The NBA has officially postponed Wednesday's game between the Kings and 76ers due to unsafe court conditions.

A hockey game was played the night before and condensation led to excessive moisture on the court, reportedly because an arena employee forgot to turn down the temperature before the game. After a substantial delay, the game was finally postponed. It's unclear when the league will reschedule the game -- it could be as soon as tomorrow night (preempting a planned music concert), or during the Kings' road trip in January. Frustrated fantasy owners can only wait for the schedule-makers to announce a date.
Nov 30 - 8:06 PM

There's a chance that the Kings vs. 76ers game will be cancelled on Wednesday due to unsafe court conditions.

Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is used to host both hockey and basketball games, and there's currently a problem with condensation on the court due to high humidity and ice below the floor. The games ops people have been vigorously mopping the floor for the past hour, and they're communicating with NBA officials to determine whether or not it is safe to use the court tonight. For what it's worth, a game has been cancelled in the past for a similar issue, and at the very least it's looking like tonight's game will be delayed. Stay tuned.
Nov 30 - 6:48 PM

DeMarcus Cousins hit 16-of-34 shots and a 3-pointer for 36 points, a season-high 20 rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block, five turnovers and five fouls in 40 minutes of Monday's OT loss to the Wizards.

Boogie is rolling, despite trade rumors, and has scored at least 32 points in four straight games and six of his last eight. He's averaging a ridiculous 32 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.4 blocks and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games, and the addition of a 3-point shot to his game has made him even more fun to own. Hopefully he can keep his head together for the entire season and avoid being traded, although rumors persist that he might be moved by Christmas. On a side note, Cousins may or may not have a small break in the tip of his middle right finger. It's swollen, but he says it's not bothering him, obviously. We're not sure if the attached tweet is properly worded, or if the author meant that there is no break. Either way, the Boogie express is in full effect.
Nov 28 - 11:17 PM

Sacramento coach Dave Joerger praised DeMarcus Cousins for his efforts against the Nets on Sunday.

"[Cousins is] a difficult cover because he can play facing you or with his back to the basket, he can shoot a little bit, he can drive a little bit," Joerger said. "He creates a lot of contact and goes to the free-throw line. You look at that, and you say, how can you take him for granted? He had 37 points and 11 rebounds." Cousins has helped the Kings win three out of their last four games, passing Chris Webber for third place in team history in Sacramento-era scoring with 8,846 points in the process.
Nov 28 - 9:20 AM

DeMarcus Cousins piled up 37 points, 11 rebounds, four 3-pointers, four steals, two assists and one block during Sunday's game in Brooklyn, making 13-of-24 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws.

The Kings got off on the right foot to start a six-game road trip that includes matchups vs. the Wizards, 76ers, Celtics, Knicks and Mavericks. The only bad news for Cousins' owners tonight is that he picked up his sixth technical foul for hitting Luis Scola in the mouth after a shot attempt. It may have been inadvertent, however, so there's a chance the league will rescind the tech upon further review.
Nov 27 - 9:13 PM

DeMarcus Cousins made a career-high five 3-pointers during a 117-104 loss to the Rockets on Friday, finishing with 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist and five blocks in just 30 minutes.

That's three 30-point games for Cousins in his last four an average of 2.8 treys per game in that span. Before this game, Boogie came in making 37.0 on catch-and-shoot treys, so he's grown in that department. The bad news is the Kings haven't had much success when Boogie scores 30, winning just one of seven games on the year. Cousins is on the rise and could have first-round value this year after a disappointing 2015-16.
Nov 26 - 2:41 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 36 points in a 116-101 win over the Thunder on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

The Kings have a two-game winning streak since coach Dave Joerger made the change to the starting unit. It hasn't changed their pace too much with a 98.7 pace in those two games, but they're sharing the ball more with a 65.0 assist percentage as a team. As for Boogie, he'll be putting up numbers regardless. Additionally, an ESPN report said the Kings may be looking to deal Cousins at the deadline, but we've seen this movie before. He should have fantasy value regardless of where he plays.
Source: Lowe Post
Nov 24 - 1:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins went just 7-of-22 from the field on Sunday, but he finished the Kings' home victory with 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.

Dave Joerger said that playing small with DeMarcus at center gives the Kings "more zip, more life," which is great for a team that ranked 26th in pace (96.1 possessions per game) and 16th in offensive efficiency (103.3 points per 100 possessions). He could have had a bigger line if it weren't for foul trouble tonight, which limited him to 30 minutes played, and the small-ball shift should be a net positive for his fantasy value.
Nov 21 - 12:56 AM

Kings coach Dave Joerger backtracked on his vow to play a small-ball starting lineup on Sunday.

"I have no idea if I'm going to start small or not, I was just a little hot [after Friday's game]," Joerger said. He previously said he'd start DeMarcus Cousins at center with a smaller lineup around him, meaning Kosta Koufos would head to the bench, but now it's anyone's guess what the starting five will look like on Sunday. Stay tuned.
Nov 20 - 7:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins posted season-highs 38 points, seven assists and three steals during a 121-115 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Clippers were first in defense and DeAndre Jordan was first in defensive RPM, but they couldn't keep Boogie's stats down with his 42.4 usage rate tonight. The Kings were down 19 points at half, but they did battle back with their small-ball lineups. After the game, Cousins talked about the team not having a sense of urgency to start the game. Reading between the lines and based on how the starters only played four minutes together tonight, you can probably expect a change next time out. Obviously it won't affect Boogie's scoring opportunities.
Nov 19 - 3:07 AM

DeMarcus Cousins pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds against the Spurs on Wednesday during a 110-105 loss, adding 26 points with six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He really needs some help and the Kings are now 4-8. There are always going to be rumors surrounding Cousins, but none of them hold much weight at this early point in the season. He's posted some big offensive stat lines this month, averaging 27.0 points, 7.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys in his previous November games. Fantasy owners can keep Boogie rolling obviously.
Nov 17 - 1:13 AM

Some front office executives around the league reportedly believe that DeMarcus Cousins will be traded by December.

"I’d say they have three months, tops," one Western Conference general manager said. "Probably more like a month, or month-and-a-half, because the closer they get to the [February trade] deadline, the less they’re going to get back." The Kings are floundering again, opening the 2016-17 season with a 4-7 record, and Cousins is reportedly unlikely to re-sign with Sacramento as a free agent this offseason so these rumors do have some merit. Boogie is going to produce regardless of his jersey, so owners don't need to be dreading a potential trade.
Nov 14 - 3:30 PM

Shaquille O'Neal said that the Kings could be willing to move DeMarcus Cousins.

Here we go again. We're going to take this with a grain of salt for obvious reasons, but it's worth noting that Shaq has a small ownership stake in the Kings. He also said that Cousins is "hot-headed" and that he’s hearing the team could be looking to go "in a different direction" if the Kings don’t show signs of improvement. A report by ESPN last week suggested that it's very unlikely Cousins re-signs with the Kings as a free agent in 2018, so trading him now could maximize his value.
Nov 13 - 9:55 AM

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