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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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DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) triple-doubled with turnovers in Monday's preseason loss to the Spurs, scoring 32 points on 12-of-14 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and a whopping 10 turnovers.
Five of those turnovers were offensive fouls in a quintessential Boogie game tonight. The Spurs rested Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter (calf) was out, so they had nobody that could even remotely control him. He's going to be a thrill ride this season. His Achilles' injury is not a concern. Oct 21 - 12:19 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins turned the ball over nine times in 26 minutes on Saturday with 19 points, 12 boards, two blocks and one steal.

The turnovers were a bit much and he did have 4.0 turnovers per game in limited action before tonight. Cousins is still going to be a monster for fantasy owners and is worth a look at the end of the first round.
Oct 19 - 1:57 AM

DeMarcus Cousins has been dealing with some Achilles tendinitis, but he will play in Saturday's preseason game.

The fact that DeMarcus will be playing in a meaningless preseason game tells us this Achilles tendinitis will be a non-issue moving forward. Boogie was superb last season with the Kings, averaging career-highs across the board in points (22.7), rebounds (11.7), assists (2.9), and blocks (1.3). With zero competition for minutes, and him again set to be the focal point of the Kings' offense, Cousins makes for an excellent selection towards the end of the first round in standard leagues.
Oct 17 - 4:43 PM

DeMarcus Cousins sat out Wednesday's game due to "bilateral Achilles soreness," but the injury is not considered serious.

This was really just a maintenance day for Cousins before the Kings' long flight home from Beijing, where they played the Nets in a preseason exhibition. Achilles injuries are typically a red flag but unless another report emerges this shouldn't impact DMC's season outlook.
Oct 15 - 1:44 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said he feels like he's "about 45 years old" because of all the travel this summer.

He traveled a ton during FIBA and the Kings are in China for the NBA Global Games. Cousins will probably get some rest once he's back in the stats because of these comments, but there's no reason to think it will hurt his production in the regular season.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 10 - 10:12 AM

DeMarcus Cousins effortlessly piled up 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 18 minutes during Tuesday's preseason win vs. Toronto.

Cousins made 6-of-7 FGs and 7-of-12 FTs during the game and he should have a career-year as the undisputed centerpiece of Sacramento's gameplan. He seems to have matured as a member of Team USA this summer, but that didn't stop him from picking up a technical foul tonight. Cousins has a self-professed goal of getting no more than five techs during the regular season.
Oct 8 - 1:23 AM

DeMarcus Cousins is ready to be a leader for the Kings this season.

"I know I’m not perfect and I probably never will be, but I’m aiming to be the best leader I can be for this team," said Cousins. Cousins also mentioned that teammate Reggie Evans challenged him to pick up no more than five technical fouls this season, and DMC has accepted the challenge. DeMarcus has really matured since entering the league, and it would be great if he wasn't forced to miss a game this season due to picking up too many techs. Boogie was fantastic last year, averaging 22.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game, and he makes for a solid selection at the end of the first round in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 5 - 9:54 AM

Kings coach Mike Malone said on Wednesday that he will be playing the role of famed referee Joey Crawford in practice, calling technical fouls and ejecting players in hopes of breaking bad habits.

Malone's thinking is that if players complain and do dumb things in practice, it will carry over to real games. And if, for instance, DeMarcus Cousins is ejected from practice for arguing, picking up seven technical fouls in five minutes, or anything else, he will go do conditioning drills, and not be sent to the locker room. This sounds like a really good idea, but it will be interesting to see how long Malone sticks with the plan.
Oct 1 - 8:14 PM

DeMarcus Cousins' goal this season is to have no more than five technical fouls, according to a picture posted by teammate Reggie Evans.

DMC tied for the league lead with 16 techs last season, and during the 2013-14 season he had a league-high 17 technicals, four ejections and three flagrant fouls. He was focused and effective with Team USA this summer and may finally be turning the corner, maturity-wise, which makes him an even more appealing fantasy option in the latter half of the first round.
Sep 30 - 5:50 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said he came away from the FIBA World Cup as a better defender.

He hasn't been much of a shot blocker, but he did set a career-high of 1.3 blocks per game in 13-14. Cousins was also a fantastic isolation defender, but wasn't great on post-ups and pick-and-rolls. Regardless, he's still a player to target at the end of the first round even if he doesn't improve his blocks.
Sep 27 - 9:52 AM

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

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

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PF1Reggie Evans
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C1DeMarcus Cousins
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