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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 hit 11-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to 27 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five steals and four blocks in 35 minutes of his Pelicans' debut on Thursday.
The bad news is that the Pelicans lost 129-99 and a lot of the starters sat out down the stretch in garbage time. Boogie was a beast tonight, and even avoided a technical foul despite getting tangled up with Nene occasionally. Anthony Davis was also impressive, but the rest of the Pels were a mess. But as of now, it looks like Boogie and the Brow are not going to do too much damage to each other's stats. Feb 23 - 11:13 PM

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Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill, Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins will start against the Rockets on Thursday.

We get a look at the new duo against a three-point barrage of the Rockets. Cousins was on pace for the second highest usage rate since Kobe Bryant in 2005-06, but it'll certainly be dropping on his new team. Expect his numbers to see a dip now that he has some help. He's still an elite fantasy option.
Feb 23 - 7:30 PM

The trade sending DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and some draft picks was finalized on Monday.

"It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization, said Vlade Divac. "Winning begins with culture and character matters." Divac went on to half-heartedly thank Cousins for his time in Sacramento and tried to justify the trade by hyping up the draft picks, but the line about "culture" and "character matters" is a pretty obvious shot at Boogie. Both Cousins and Anthony Davis will be sacrificing some touches as they learn to play together, but both of them should still be able to fill up the stat sheet. For what it's worth, Divac also said he had a better offer a couple days ago, so there's that.
Feb 20 - 3:37 PM

The Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Kings are expected to get Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first-round pick and a future second-round pick. This is a stunning move that gives New Orleans an overwhelming frontcourt with Cousins joining All-Star MVP Anthony Davis -- the Pelicans are currently 2.5 games out of the playoff picture, so they could make a late run. Cousins' fantasy value could take a hit in New Orleans, since his usage rate should dip, but he's still an elite fantasy option. Teams on the bubble of the playoff picture out West have been put on notice, and we can't wait to see how Cousins and AD play as a frontcourt duo.

DeMarcus Cousins reportedly asked to play limited minutes during Sunday's All-Star game because he was "dinged up."

DMC is healthy and his limitations during Sunday's meaningless game aren't a concern. His owners should be monitoring the swirling trade rumors, however, as the Kings are reportedly "strongly considering" an offer from the Pelicans which would send Cousins to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield and two first-round picks. Plenty of teams will likely get involved in a bidding war, assuming the Kings are open to moving Cousins before the deadline, so this storyline is far from over.
Feb 19 - 11:26 PM

DeMarcus Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana shot down rumors that the Kings are looking to deal Cousins at the trade deadline.

"We met with Vlade [Divac] and ownership and they assured us and DeMarcus that he's not being traded," said Akana. "As far as we're concerned, nothing has changed." The Kings are reportedly willing to listen to potential godfather offers from other teams, but it seems unlikely that Sacramento will be trading away Boogie at the deadline, particularly with Divac at the helm.
Feb 19 - 6:54 PM

The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing.
Feb 19 - 5:47 PM

According to a report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, earlier this season the Kings offered DeMarcus Cousins to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks, but the Magic declined.

That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season.
Feb 18 - 9:17 AM

DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

Cousins had been mentioned in trade rumors frequently over the past couple of seasons but signing an extension would put those discussions to rest. He will be able to sign a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this summer. "I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," Cousins said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business."
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 17 - 10:09 AM

DeMarcus Cousins played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to Golden State, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

Hey, at least he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight. "It's obvious I can't be myself," Cousins said after getting his 17th tech on Sunday. "Me playing how I play is what makes me the player that I am. Obviously it's not acceptable." It seems inevitable that he's going to face at least one more disciplinary DNP stemming from his technical foul issues, and fantasy owners can only hope that he stays on the court when the fantasy playoffs roll around.
Feb 16 - 1:18 AM

DeMarcus Cousins racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

Boogie didn't pick up a technical foul tonight and played like a man possessed, or a ball hog, depending on your perspective. He had six turnovers, but filled up the stat sheet and willed his team to a win. He's one technical foul away from another suspension, but he will be out there rocking and rolling again against the Warriors tonight. He had 32 points, 12 boards and eight dimes in their last meeting on Feb. 4.
Feb 15 - 1:34 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Sunday's 105-99 win over the Pelicans.

Cousins briefly headed to the locker room to cool off, as he was hit with his 17th technical foul of the season, one away from a one-game suspension, but that did not stop him from recording his 32nd double-double of the season. The big man flirted with a triple-double for the third time in the last five games and is averaging seven dimes per game during that stretch. The only concern for fantasy owners, are the potential suspensions he can face down the stretch due to the technical fouls. He has also averaged five turnovers per game in the last month. Aside from that, he remains a top 10 fantasy player and is second in the league with a 37.5 percent usage rate.
Feb 12 - 11:43 PM

DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension on Friday vs. the Hawks and scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

He hit a tough layup late and helped the Kings rally back from a 22-point deficit. He hit 8-of-13 free throws and 2-of-8 triples, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in 32 minutes. His fantasy owners will be relieved to know that he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight, as he will receive a one-game suspension for every two additional technicals moving forward.
Feb 11 - 1:41 AM

DeMarcus Cousins has officially been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

In addition to the suspension, Cousins will be forced to cough up $25,000 for an "obscene gesture" following the win over Golden State on Saturday. With Cousins unavailable for Wednesday's game, we could see Willie Cauley-Stein or Anthony Tolliver moved into the starting unit, and Boogie's massive usage rate will predominately fall to Darren Collison. It's also worth noting that moving forward it will only require two techs for DMC to be hit with another one-game suspension.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Cousins out Wednesday, the Kings are going to offer up a ton of potential DFS value. With Cousins and Rudy Gay off the floor, Darren Collison leads the Kings in usage (29.9%), a 9.2% increase from his seasonal number. He'll be an elite value play against the Celtics, especially if he matches up with Isaiah Thomas, who owns the worst DRPM among all NBA guards. Willie Cauley-Stein also profiles as an eli

DeMarcus Cousins was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Bulls with two technical fouls, his 15th and 16th of the season.

Now that he has accumulated 16 technical fouls, Cousins will receive an automatic one-game suspension which means he will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics. Cousins finished with 18 points on 5-of-16 shooting with 14 rebounds, five assists, one block, one steal and three triples. Cousins' name has been a popular one in the rumor mill with the Feb. 23 trade deadline looming, but Kings GM Vlade Divac vehemently denied that the Kings are looking to deal Boogie. "We're not trading DeMarcus," Divac said. "We hope he's here for a long time." With the Kings losing five out of their last seven games, it will be interesting to see if Divac's stance changes in the coming weeks.
Source: ESPN
Feb 7 - 1:02 AM

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C1DeMarcus Cousins
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3Omer Asik