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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
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Team USA director Jerry Colangelo said that DeMarcus Cousins made "tremendous strides" during the FIBA World Cup.
"You can use all the superlatives you want and apply them to DeMarcus," Colangelo said. "In the locker room after our [gold-medal] win over Serbia ... I told him, ‘The past is the past. This is the beginning of your career. Take everything you learned back to Sacramento." Cousins improved his conditioning to make Team USA and his improved maturity makes him an even more appealing first-round pick in fantasy drafts this season. Sep 17 - 9:01 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins shot 70.2 percent from the field during his FIBA World Cup.

He was terrific off the bench and showed some maturity this summer. Cousins caught an elbow to the throat against Lithuania on Thursday, but he was able to restrain himself from throwing a punch. He just turned 24 last month and still has plenty of room to improve. DMC is worth a look at the end of the first round.
Sep 15 - 9:38 AM

DeMarcus Cousins replied with a witty remark when he was asked if he knew where Slovenia is on a map.

A European journalist asked Cousins, "do you know where Slovenia is?" Cousins replied, "no, do you know where Alabama is?" This obviously has nothing to do with basketball, but it's still in the running for funniest quote of the offseason. Boogie will be a borderline first-round pick in fantasy leagues.
Sep 8 - 12:21 PM

USAB head coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke highly of DeMarcus Cousins during a recent interview, and refuted reports that he was ever questionable to make the US Team.

"We have believed in DeMarcus right from training camp," Krzyzewski said. "All the reports about him not making the team and all that were all not right... I think his defense has really improved." Cousins is much better known for his offense than his defense, but he really has stepped it up on the defensive end during the FIBA tournament. DMC profiles as a late-first round selection come draft day.
Source: ESPN
Sep 7 - 11:01 AM

DeMarcus Cousins made all five shots from the field vs. Mexico on Saturday for 11 points, seven boards and two blocks.

He was the anti-Derrick Rose today with Rose missing all five of his shots. Team USA's big men have been outstanding and Cousins has raised his tournament field goal percentage to 70.6. He still trails Kenneth Faried's 74.5 percent, but DMC in the second unit has been a monster. Fantasy owners should have high hopes for him in 2014-15.
Sep 6 - 12:01 PM

DeMarcus Cousins racked up seven steals during Wednesday's 106-71 win over the Dominican Republic, adding 13 points, five boards and two assists.

He made all five shots from the field as Team USA forced 26 turnovers. Team USA actually lost the rebounding battle in the first quarter and were only up three, but then they dominated the rest of the way. They clinched the top seed of their group and may take it easy on the Ukraine on Thursday. As for Cousins, he's a solid grab at the turn of the first and second rounds of fantasy drafts.
Sep 3 - 5:31 PM

DeMarcus Cousins explained why he sees himself as a role model during a recent interview.

"I am a role model, absolutely," Cousin said. "I come from a place where there are not a lot of opportunities. People there, they don’t ever really dream big because they don’t think it ever really exists... And them seeing me make it, they believe it is possible. Those people grew up with me; they have seen the struggles; they have seen me fight and work my way to where I am now, so I absolutely believe I am a role model." DMC seems to be a much more matured player now. He showed up to camp for Team USA in terrific shape, and kept his antics to a minimum last season. He'll be a late-first round pick heading into this year's drafts.
Aug 29 - 4:01 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said he had no doubts on making Team USA's World Cup of Basketball roster.

Cousins was thought to be on the bubble entering final roster cuts, but the 22-year-old confidently told reporters, "Y'all will see," on the eve of cuts. Turns out Cousins was right as Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently told reporters that Cousins had cemented himself as the backup center to Anthony Davis. Cousins seems to have turned over a new leaf this offseason, which can only mean great things for fantasy owners who have him pegged as a late-first round option heading into drafts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 28 - 1:22 PM

DeMarcus Cousins stated during a recent interview that he is fully recovered from the minor knee injury that caused him to miss Team USA's exhibition game vs. Brazil.

The injury was never considered to be serious, and this report should remove any doubt about the big man’s health. Cousins also said that he is honored to be representing his country, and making the US squad was a goal he had for this summer. Klay Thompson summed up what DeMarcus does for the US Team best, saying that: "DeMarcus does what he does best, and that’s crashing the glass, taking up so much space in the paint and just wearing [opposing] bigs out." DMC had a fantastic season last year, and he'll be a safe late-first round option heading into this year's drafts.
Aug 25 - 6:27 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) practiced fully on Tuesday, but he said he's "50-50" to play vs. the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

Cousins' knee is structurally healthy but Wednesday's game is a friendly exhibition, so caution may keep him on the sidelines. If he does sit out, Team USA will have lean even more on big men Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee and Kenneth Faried.
Aug 19 - 2:42 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) is expected to play during Wednesday's friendly vs. the Dominican Republic in New York.

Cousins is still fighting for a roster spot on the US squad, and with the plethora of scorers on the US roster, he'll need to showcase his passing abilities to separate himself from the pack. Cousins has made it clear that he wants to be part of Team USA, and with the overall lack of size on the roster, it's a bit shocking he still needs to prove himself to Coach K.
Aug 17 - 9:49 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) was spotted getting up jumpers during Friday's Team USA practice, but he will not play in Saturday's exhibition game vs. Brazil.

Cousins was still limping around the court, but the injury is not expected to be serious. However, with Cousins not a lock to make the US Team, the time spent on the sidelines could hurt his cause. Cousins figures to be a late-first round selection come draft day.
Aug 15 - 4:19 PM

An MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage to DeMarcus Cousins' right knee.

Exhale, everyone. Cousins limped off the court at practice today and he looks to be fine. He is just listed as day-to-day for now and it doesn't sound like he's in jeopardy to miss the FIBA World Cup later this month. Although, the injury may have alarmed him enough to skip the event. He's shaping up to be a pick in the late-first round for fantasy drafts.
Aug 14 - 7:10 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) took to twitter to put concerns over his injury scare to rest.

"Thanks for all the concern, I'm fine," tweeted Cousins following an MRI on his right knee. He and teammate Anthony Davis were both going for a loose ball on the floor when Davis fell on Cousins' knee. He lay on the ground in pain and eventually walked off the court on his own power. Although he says he's fine, Director of Team USA basketball Jerry Colangelo has said Cousins will not play in the team's exhibition game against Brazil this weekend.
Aug 14 - 4:39 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) will have an MRI on his right knee after crashing to the floor during team USA practice on Thursday.

Director of team USA basketball Jerry Colangelo called the MRI "precautionary" and Cousins is unlikely to play for the rest of the week, including the team's exhibition game against Brazil. He was already on the roster bubble with team USA, and missing practice time may further hurt his chances of making the team. More importantly, if this injury proves to be more serious than initially thought, the Sacramento Kings and other teams around the league will continue to voice their displeasure with star players risking injury for international competitions.
Aug 14 - 2:44 PM

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