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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
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DeMarcus Cousins said he doesn't "really consider" himself a center.
"I’m just a basketball player," he said. "There’s so much I can do on the floor. People get stuck on the word ‘center,’ ‘big man’ and (are) kind of ignorant to the situation. I can’t really worry about that. I just go out there and do my job." Cousins added that it's "kind of weird" to be on the perimeter, but he's working to adjust better to his new role. "It's fun, but it's also a process," Cousins said. Oct 12 - 1:33 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins made 6-of-16 from the field for 16 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 24 minutes on Saturday against the Blazers.

Perhaps the biggest news here is that he attempted three shots from beyond the arc for the third time in his four preseason games. The other big takeaway is that Boogie is going to eat based on his 35.4 usage rate in the preseason. He might be a 27-14 guy this year.
Oct 11 - 1:19 AM

DeMarcus Cousins admitted to having a "real tender" left heel.

While this could mean any number of things, it's obviously not an ideal way to begin the preseason. Cousins hasn't been impacted so far in game action and openly admitted the concern, so we're not overly concerned. That being said, it's something owners need to consider when investing a first-round selection on draft day.
Oct 8 - 6:20 PM

DeMarcus Cousins racked up five fouls in 20 minutes during Wednesday's exhibition, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block.

Cousins opened the game with a 3-pointer but uncharacteristically finished 3-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 from the FT line. He attempted three 3-pointers tonight, compared to eight attempts during the entire 2014-15 season, so we'll keep a close eye on his shot selection this preseason.
Oct 8 - 1:02 AM

Kings coach George Karl apologized for suggesting that DeMarcus Cousins wasn't "untradeable," saying, "That was wrong for me to say, because [the media] took it and blew it up into crazy."

"It’s my responsibility to be smart enough to not say things like that," Karl said. "So I did apologize [to Cousins] because I thought that was ... the only thing that got us separated." They have reportedly mended their relationship since that rift and Karl is obviously eager to move past the drama, which is great news for everyone involved. Cousins is poised for a monster season as the centerpiece of the revamped Kings.
Oct 4 - 4:34 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has been taking 3-point shots in practice, and beat reporter Jason Jones said that will be a part of his game this season.

Cousins has connected on just 11 of his 69 three-point attempts throughout his five-year career, so we'd like to see him do this on a consistent level before getting too excited about it. Still, Cousins was a top-10 asset in standard 9-cat leagues last year on a per-game basis, and there's no reason to think he can't take another step in his development during Year-6. He'll make for a quality first-round selection on draft day.
Oct 1 - 5:54 PM

Kings head coach George Karl said he's happy with DeMarcus Cousins' summer.

While Karl and Cousins have reportedly been at odds since Karl joined the Kings, the frost seems to be cooling between the two. "If I had to grade my guys on giving me a summer, Cousins gave me an A+ summer," Karl said. We'll have to wait and see how Cousins and Karl can coexist, but fantasy owners should feel good about targeting DMC towards the end of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Sep 29 - 10:15 AM

Vlade Divac believes George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins are now on the same page.

After what we'll call an up-and-down offseason between Karl and Cousins, the two seem to be able to play in the same sandbox together...for now. Divac feels good about the team he's built, but none of it will matter if Cousins and Karl can't operate out of the same playbook for the duration of the season.
Sep 28 - 10:08 AM

DeMarcus Cousins dominated a game of Kentucky alumni vs. UNC alumni, racking up 33 points, 18 rebounds and six assists.

DMC also drained five 3-pointers in an exhibition that paired him with rookie teammate Willie Cauley-Stein, who chipped in four points and nine rebounds. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and GM Vlade Divac were both in the arena for tonight's game, and it's worth noting that both of them have staunchly supported DMC as a franchise player. Fantasy owners shouldn't be overly concerned with the media-fueled rift between Cousins and head coach George Karl.
Sep 13 - 10:39 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that his relationship with head coach George Karl is getting much better every day.

Cousins added that while the pair had some things to iron out, the situation that happened wasn't nearly as bad as it played out in the media, and it looks like both men are ready to move on. Cousins is the face of the Kings' franchise, and he should have no trouble returning to last year's averages of 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He'll make for a quality selection towards the end of the first-round on draft day.
Aug 11 - 6:31 PM

George Karl said that he has plenty of time to mend his relationship with DeMarcus Cousins.

"We have a lot of time to get back on the same page," Karl said. "Summer talk and summer drama, I’ve always thought, is hype and so much of it is untrue. I’m not going to get into it but [Cousins] and I have to work together to get back together, and we will." Karl added that Cousins is obviously the best player on the Kings and that he needs him to be a leader this season, so it's good to see the two sides working on their relationship. Cousins will be an easy first-round choice on draft day.
Aug 9 - 11:11 AM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 91 points at a charity game on Saturday.

Eric Bledsoe scored 85, so take this DMC line with about a dump truck of grains of salt. Cousins is expected to have less defensive responsibility with Kosta Koufos around, so his fouls should come down. He's a first-round pick in almost any league.
Aug 8 - 11:20 PM

DeMarcus Cousins posted a picture on Instagram with George Karl and Vlade Divac with the caption, "Give them something to talk about."

After a summer of turmoil in Sacramento, Kings fans can feel good about this picture. There has been a lot of tension between Cousins and Karl, but the media also escalated the tension between the two sides. The trade rumors surrounding Cousins have quieted for now, so it will be interesting to see how things play out in Sacramento next season.
Aug 4 - 5:18 PM

DeMarcus Cousins will definitely be at Team USA's minicamp this August, while Rudy Gay will likely be there as well.

Cousins is easily one of the best big men in the NBA, and he figures to be a lock to make the final roster for the Rio Olympics in 2016. As for the upcoming NBA season, Cousins' relationship with head coach George Karl will constantly be under the spotlight, so it will be interesting to see how everything plays out in Sacramento this season.
Jul 26 - 5:26 PM

Kings coach George Karl said he's "very confident" that he and DeMarcus Cousins can repair their relationship.

"I just said hello to him [Tuesday] afternoon," Karl said. "I don't think it's something we have to rush through. You got two guys that are very frustrated with losing, two guys that are somewhat stubborn and two guys that love to compete." The Karl/Cousins dynamic feels like a powder keg with a short fuse, so we're reading Karl's soothing words with due skepticism. Time will tell.
Jul 14 - 9:12 PM

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