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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / SAC
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DeMarcus Cousins does not feel that he gets the proper respect for his on-court performance.
Cousins averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks on 45.1 percent shooting during the 2015-16 campaign, but he was not chosen for the All-NBA first team. "I don’t even know what an expert is any more," Cousins said. "I mean, I had some guys, didn’t even vote for me, and that’s absurd. It’s a joke. It really is. It’s a popularity contest. It’s the guys who like them, it’s the guys they like, the guys they get to see on a nightly basis. I still don’t feel I get the respect I deserve." It's hard to argue with Boogie's stance, but there's no questioning that his personality has rubbed some the wrong way. Jul 25 - 9:52 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block against Argentina on Friday.

He looked awesome, especially under the boards. Cousins has been doing more yoga, which he announced after his "give me strength" tweet on NBA Draft night. The Kings are not looking to deal Cousins now and are hoping coach Dave Joerger will be the Boogie Whisperer.
Jul 22 - 11:25 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has lost weight by following a strict yoga routine this summer.

Cousins has spent the offseason dedicating himself to yoga, pilates, and weights in heated rooms as part of his training regime and has reportedly lost 20 pounds. "I feel great," Cousins said. "It’s just that feeling of your body detoxing every workout, so that’s one thing. I feel a lot lighter on my feet. Of course I’ve slimmed down. I’m a lot more flexible, a lot more mobile, so it’s all coming together for me." Cousins will again enter the season as the Kings go-to scorer and is poised for a big fantasy season if he's able to stay on the court.
Jul 21 - 9:43 AM

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that DeMarcus Cousins has gotten himself in "unbelievable shape" for Team USA.

This is the third report we've had this offseason of Cousins' newly sculpted body, so it's clear that he's taking this offseason very seriously. Perhaps the weight loss will help him stay on the court, as foot issues limited Cousins to just 65 games last season. Cousins has a new coach in Dave Joerger, who is a big fan and has already said that DMC will be the team's go-to guy on offense, but the awkwardly constructed roster in Sacramento will likely lead to another playoff-less postseason.
Source: ABC 10
Jul 20 - 10:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't "really understand what's going on" with the Kings getting younger and bigger.

"I just control what I can control," Cousins added. Boogie has been under a microscope since he tweeted out "Lord give me strength" on the night of the draft, and later said it was about his hot sculpting class. Cousins is quite the character.
Jul 18 - 7:40 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly lost about 20 pounds since the end of the season.

"I’m a bit lighter than I’ve been [in] any of my previous years," Cousins said. "The pace of the game has picked up a lot, and I’ve got to be able to fit in. Also, my role changes a lot for Team USA. ... I’m also trying to prepare my body for that." The big man dealt with tendinitis in both of his feet this season, but he's had four shockwave treatments to alleviate the pain in his feet and the weight loss should help prevent injuries in the future.
Jun 17 - 9:45 AM

DeMarcus Cousins said that his feet are feeling much better.

Cousins dealt with tendinitis in his feet through the entirety of the 2015-16 season, but he's undergone four treatments of shockwave therapy since the season concluded in addition to dropping roughly 20 pounds, and that apparently did the trick. Cousins will be suiting up for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games, so it's looking like his foot troubles will be a non-issue moving forward.
Jun 16 - 3:38 PM

USA assistant coach Tom Thibodeau said that DeMarcus Cousins was in "great shape" at his recent workout in Vegas.

"[Thibodeau] said DeMarcus is in great shape," USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo said. "He’s been working out for a month. There was no indication of any problem with his feet." Cousins had some shockwave treatment performed on his feet back in April, but it sounds like he has already recovered. He has already been told that he earned a spot on Team USA for the Olympics, so it sounds like the issue with his feet isn't going to hold him back.
Jun 12 - 12:45 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been told he has earned a roster spot on Team USA for the 2016 Olympics.

It's not surprising to hear with several players announcing they wouldn't be available. Cousins had a big 2015-16 season as the NBA's leader in usage rate, averaging 26.9 points, 11.5 boards and 3.3 assists. He'll be one of the main scorers on Team USA and could even start.
Jun 10 - 5:39 PM

Coach Dave Joerger said DeMarcus Cousins is a "go-to player" for the Kings offense.

"I know we're going to go through him," Joerger said. Cousins flew into Sacramento from Los Angeles for the Joerger press conference on his own accord, so that's a good start for their relationship. Cousins should be in a similar role with Joerger and has a good chance to lead the NBA in usage rate after doing so in 2015-16. Even if the Kings aren't first in pace again, Boogie will be a stat monster.
May 11 - 5:18 PM

Kings GM Vlade Divac restated on Tuesday that he has zero interest in trading DeMarcus Cousins.

"He's not going to be traded - this year for sure," said Divac. This won't stop the rumors from popping up around the trade deadline, but ever since assuming a front office role with the Sacramento franchise, Divac has said time and again that he has no interest in dealing away his franchise center. Boogie attempted a career-high 3.2 triples per contest under George Karl, so it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues under newly appointed head coach Dave Joerger.
May 10 - 3:30 PM

George Karl admitted that he never connected with DeMarcus Cousins.

Despite multiple faux attempts to make it look like it was all good, the reality is that it was pretty bad. "I never felt I got into a good place with Cuz," Karl said, "and some of that was my stupidity when I said that no player is untradeable. I still believe that. But I should have been smart enough not to say it, and I in no way, at any time, thought DeMarcus was going to get traded." Karl went on to detail the dysfunction within the Kings, noting that he never felt like he had the power necessary to perform his job to the best of his abilities. The entire interview is worth reading, and it can be found by clicking on the link below.
May 2 - 1:03 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that his feet bother him more every year.

This is obviously pretty concerning, but keep in mind that he will address this issue during the offseason and he's already had some shockwave treatment to relieve the tendinitis in his feet. Cousins is expected to play for Team USA this summer, so he should be in great shape prior to the 2016-17 season.
Apr 30 - 9:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins had some shockwave treatment performed on his feet on Wednesday.

Cousins was bothered by tendinitis in his feet all season, so perhaps the shockwave treatment can help alleviate that ailment. He has a full offseason to recuperate, and there's nothing indicating he won't be 100 percent next year. He'll be an easy first-round selection in points and 8-cat formats next season, but he's more of a second-round guy in 9-cat leagues.
Apr 21 - 2:30 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that he is on the same page with Kings GM Vlade Divac.

"We know what we've got to do moving forward - we know we've got a lot of building to do," Cousins said. "We don't have to talk about it, we're on the same page." The Kings will soon be hiring their sixth coach since Cousins entered the NBA, and he said that "accountability" is the thing that he is expecting the most from the new coach. "Accountability - for the first guy on the roster to the last guy on the roster," he said. "Accountability, structure, a common goal - a goal everybody has in mind. No personal vendettas. It's about winning, period."
Source: abc10.com
Apr 18 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Isaiah Cousins
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Anthony Tolliver
3Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Georgios Papagiannis
4Skal Labissiere