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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #0

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
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DeMarcus Cousins (left Achilles surgery) will be in New Orleans to watch the Pelicans play Game 3 on Thursday.
Cousins recently returned to his offseason home in Las Vegas, but he'll be rooting on his teammates in person as they look to take a dominant 3-0 series lead vs. the Blazers. His physical therapist will be traveling with him and he won't miss any rehab sessions, which he's been doing six days a week. As one of the biggest unrestricted free agents this offseason, Cousins' progress will be scrutinized even more than usual. Apr 18 - 11:20 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles surgery) has returned to his offseason home in Las Vegas to continue his rehab regimen.

Cousins hopes to attend one of the Pelicans' playoff games, but it might not be feasible because he's working six days a week on his rehab. New Orleans hasn't provided a target return date and it's possible Cousins will miss the start of the 2018-19 season, but we should get more details about his recovery during the summer.
Apr 16 - 2:09 PM

DeMarcus Cousins underwent successful surgery to repair his torn left Achilles on Wednesday and he will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

The Pelicans haven't yet released a firm timetable on Boogie, but generally speaking, these sort of injuries take 6-10 months to recover from so in a worst-case scenario he might not be ready for the start of the 2018-19 season. Unfortunately, Achilles injuries can be career altering ordeals, and Cousins' size could complicate the issue. He'll be a risky guy to draft next season.
Jan 31 - 6:12 PM

The Pelicans announced DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a rupture to his left Achilles tendon.

This confirms the multiple reports from Friday night. He will have surgery, miss the rest of this season, and he's reportedly expected to have a 6-10 month rehab. Cousins is also entering free agency this summer at age 27 and this could affect his market. He's 27 years old and bigs like Elton Brand fell off in a big way after a rupture, so Boogie has a huge hill to climb -- Brand was 28 when he tore his in 2007. It'll also be very interesting to see how the Pelicans approach the playoff race for the remainder of this season.
Jan 27 - 2:27 PM

An MRI on DeMarcus Cousins revealed a full rupture of his left Achilles tendon, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

This will end his season and make him questionable to start the 2018-19 season. According to this report, he will have surgery as soon as possible, and then begin a difficult rehab. ESPN also reports that his recovery time ranges from 6-10 months. Plus, his size will make it even tougher with guys like Elton Brand never really looking the same after an Achilles tear.
Jan 27 - 1:00 AM

DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon and he will miss the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Ugh. There is still no official word on the MRI, but Woj adds the diagnosis is "clear" that it's a tear. This is a franchise-changing injury for the Pelicans and it'll be interesting to see if they are more willing to trade Anthony Davis. Cousins will also be considered doubtful to start his 2018-19 season, and this could affect his free agent market as an unrestricted free agent at age 27. In the fantasy world, his fantasy owners just got a death blow and can drop him in redraft formats. Darius Miller looks like the best pickup because Dante Cunningham doesn't offer much fantasy upside, and maybe the Pelicans look to sign someone. Perhaps they even trade for someone like Greg Monroe. Get well soon, Boogie.
Jan 26 - 11:26 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has an initial diagnosis of a torn left Achilles’ tendon, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

ESPN reported basically the same thing as we await for confirmation. This is one of the biggest blows of the NBA season as players show support for the 2018 All-Star on Twitter. If it is an Achilles tear, Cousins is going into a contract year and he'll have one of the toughest rehabs in pro sports ahead of him.
Jan 26 - 11:21 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said DeMarcus Cousins suffered an Achilles injury, but doesn’t know the severity.

ESPN adds that Cousins is going to get an MRI to check on how bad it is and there is "significant fear" that the injury is serious. This is terrible news for one of the league's most fun players to watch and the Pelicans will likely have to change their course for the rest of the season. Unfortunately, the Pelicans will likely have to turn to Darius Miller, Dante Cunningham and E'Twaun Moore to help out Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis. Miller is probably the best pickup, especially if you need 3-pointers.
Jan 26 - 10:56 PM

DeMarcus Cousins suffered a left foot injury with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter.

This looked bad. Cousins planted his left foot and put some stress on the back of his left foot. He was in a lot of pain and did not put any weight on his left leg as he went to the locker room. It's possible he is dealing with an injury that will keep him out multiple games here. While he's out, Darius Miller and Dante Cunningham should see more minutes. Miller is probably the pickup here.
Jan 26 - 10:32 PM

DeMarcus Cousins followed Monday's monster game with 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and one steal in 30 minutes vs. Charlotte on Wednesday.

New Orleans was coming off a double-overtime win powered by Boogie's historic line (44/24/10), with numbers not seen since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972. Cousins also had eight turnovers tonight, while making 5-of-10 FGs and 4-of-7 FTs, and New Orleans rode a relatively balanced effort to their seventh win in nine games.
Jan 24 - 9:57 PM

DeMarcus Cousins went off for 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, a block and five 3-pointers on 13-of-29 shooting in 52 minutes of Monday's 132-128 overtime win against the Bulls.

Boogie Nights! Cousins became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 to post a 40-20-10 game and he even managed to avoid fouling out, despite all the minutes. The points and boards were both season highs and this was his second triple-double of the season, as he had 29 points, 12 boards and 10 assists back on Oct. 28. Cousins came in as the No. 10 fantasy player in nine-cat leagues and he's probably going to jump a few spots after this historic performance.
Jan 22 - 11:34 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points during a 111-104 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He's basically been the Russell Westbrook of bigs with league-leading 224 turnovers while he's also made just 41.6 percent from the field over his previous January games. He also had an uncharacteristic three-game streak of scoring below 20 points. On the other hand, Cousins has been a double-double machine with 11 in his last 12 and he continues to lead bigs in dimes.
Jan 20 - 10:26 PM

The Pelicans' three-game win streak ended in Atlanta on Wednesday, despite DeMarcus Cousins' 19 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal.

Cousins missed a potential game-winner and New Orleans walked away with a disappointing 94-93 loss to the cellar-dwelling Hawks. As usual, Boogie's huge numbers came with a few asterisks tonight, as he made 6-of-17 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with five turnovers in 35 minutes. He'll get some rest before facing Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Jan 17 - 11:04 PM

DeMarcus Cousins hit 7-of-20 shots, 1-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws for 19 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, three steals, zero blocks and seven turnovers in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime in at Boston.

Boogie wasn't all that efficient tonight and the seven turnovers, compared to just one for Anthony Davis, have been an issue all season. He's struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 11-of-36 over his last two games, but once they start falling again, look out. The 5.4 turnovers over his last five games are annoying and right on course, as he's averaging 5.0 per game on the season. Despite the negatives, he's playing at first-round value this season and his shot should start falling soon.
Jan 16 - 10:21 PM

DeMarcus Cousins collected a career-high seven steals vs. the Knicks on Sunday, adding 15 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in 45 minutes.

The Pelicans had an incredible 17 steals as a team tonight, all from the starters, and they scored 22 points off turnovers tonight. It wasn't a perfect night for Cousins by any means, as he made 4-of-16 FGs and 7-of-12 FTs, with five turnovers, but you can't fault his ability to pile up counting stats. Cousins is averaging career-highs in assists (5.1) and 3-pointers (2.3) this season, and he's yet to miss a game.
Jan 14 - 7:39 PM

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C1DeMarcus Cousins
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