DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pelicans have to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Yardbarker "The New Orleans Pelicans were built around a very simple principal. Two superstars, no matter how theoretically redundant, are always better than one. That principal is essentially historical fact. Solo acts don’t win championships. LeBron James never did it. Kobe Bryant never did it. Michael..." April 22

  • NBA Rumors: Cousins likely to stay with Pelicans after summer

    Clutch Points "DeMarcus Cousins’ impending free agency has raised many questions since the New Orleans Pelicans started amassing a better record without him than when he was on the court. Having breezed to a 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, this current Cousins-less lineup is bound..." April 20

  • Where, really, was DeMarcus Cousins during the Pelicans' playoff opener?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Saturday afternoon (April 14) that injured forward DeMarcus Cousins would not attend his team's playoff-opening game that night in Portland, Oregon, because he still has not been cleared to fly as he rehabs from an Achilles tear. But Cousins'..." April 16

  • Suns could pursue Cousins in free agency

    Sportsnaut "The Phoenix Suns are finishing up yet another season what will result in the team missing out on the playoffs altogether. In fact, Phoenix heads into this weekend’s action with the worst record in the NBA. That doesn’t mean the future isn’t bright for this talented young squad. Despite dealing..." March 30

  • Report: Boogie offers to cover cost of Stephon Clark's funeral

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly offered to pay for the funeral of Stephon Clark, whose death sparked a protest outside Sleep Train Arena on Thursday. According to the Sacramento Bee‘s Jason Jones, Cousins, who played over six years in Sacramento, reached out to Clark’s family about covering the..." March 23

  • Anthony Davis says he's 'pretty confident' Cousins will stay with Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis doesn't think DeMarcus Cousins will be going anywhere this offseason. Cousins, who is out for the season after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Jan. 26, will be entering unrestricted free agency this summer, which has caused some uncertainty about his future with the..." March 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins Inspired An Injured Anthony Davis At Halftime By Asking For His Achilles

    Uproxx "The New Orleans Pelicans are on fire right now and the team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 121-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday evening. While that victory in itself may not seem overly noteworthy, it featured a bit of additional drama, as star big man Anthony..." March 07

  • The Pelicans Dunked On Skip Bayless For Calling Anthony Davis The NBA’s Most Overrated Player

    Dime Magazine "Just a few short seasons ago, the basketball world was unanimously hailing Anthony Davis as the NBA’s newest superstar in the making. His length and his athleticism, combined with a hyper-versatile skill-set, made him the prototype of what we now consider the modern unicorn, and his eye-popping..." February 23

  • Anthony Davis honors DeMarcus Cousins by wearing his jersey

    CBS Sports "The "festivities" before the NBA All-Star Game were pretty much panned as a disaster, but after nearly 45 minutes, the game finally got started. And when it did, fans were treated to a pretty cool sight. Lining up for the opening tip, Anthony Davis was wearing teammate DeMarcus Cousins'..." February 19

  • Pelicans' adjustments without DeMarcus Cousins beginning to pay off

    The Advocate "An acclimation period should’ve been expected. Despite the initial “next man up” rhetoric preached in the New Orleans Pelicans’ locker room following a dynamic roster upheaval, some reflection has prompted several players and coach Alvin Gentry to admit the process required time. And in the..." February 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins vows to overcome Achilles injury in passionate message

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins suffered a brutal Achilles injury and is out for the year. It was a stunning development that has the New Orleans Pelicans scrambling, not to mention the difficult circumstance it now presents to Cousins himself. On Tuesday, the All-Star center sent a message out to his fans,..." January 30

  • Fatigue Likely Contributed to DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles Injury

    Bleacher Report "When DeMarcus Cousins crumpled to the floor on Friday night late in the fourth quarter, medical professionals around the NBA suspected one of the worst injuries a player can suffer: the torn Achilles tendon. The signs were there. An awkward landing with strain on the back of the ankle. The..." January 28

  • Paul George to Replace DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron for NBA All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will replace New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA announced the decision Saturday after Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Friday night's 115-113 win over the Houston Rockets. George will..." January 27

  • Report: Pelicans Will ‘Remain Active In Acquiring Talent’ Before Trade Deadline

    SLAM Online "Despite losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the season, the Pelicans still plan to chase talent prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline, reports ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski. New Orleans is sixth in the West with a 27-21 record, but Boogie, who has not missed a game, is a major reason why...." January 27

  • Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins to have surgery for torn Achilles, sources say

    ESPN "Pelicans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will undergo surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, league sources told ESPN. An MRI late Friday night confirmed an initial diagnosis of a full tear of the tendon, league sources told ESPN. "We were..." January 27

  • Might be time for Wizards fans to move on from their dream of a DeMarcus Cousins trade

    NBC Sports Washington "Ever since both were drafted into the NBA in 2010, many Wizards fans have called for a reunion of former college teammates John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins at the professional level. The two stars have even discussed the possibility publicly, adding to the speculation they would one day share the..." January 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Historic Triple-Double Against The Bulls Caught LeBron James’ Attention

    Dime Magazine "You know how sometimes DeMarcus Cousins is prone to imposing himself on a basketball game and spends 48 minutes just dragging an opponent? Well, the Pelicans and the Bulls went into double overtime on Monday night, which meant that Cousins got to play 52 of a possible 58 minutes and threw down..." January 23

  • Robin Lopez appears to grab DeMarcus Cousins in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Robin Lopez got up close and personal with DeMarcus Cousins during Monday’s Chicago Bulls-New Orleans Pelicans game. Lopez ended up on the floor while going for a rebound and reached up and seemed to knock Cousins in the manly region. As if the seeming nut shot weren’t bad enough, Lopez then..." January 23

  • Pelicans planning maximum extension for DeMarcus Cousins

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans are planning to offer their center DeMarcus Cousins a five-year maximum offer for an estimated $175 million, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. While his counterpart and partner in crime Anthony Davis is denying trade rumors, it didn’t take long for the team..." January 18

  • Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him. "I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there,"..." January 16

  • Portland’s Nurkic throws major shade at DeMarcus Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Jusuf Nurkic was not in the best mood after a loss to New Orleans on Friday. Speaking after the 119-113 defeat, the Portland Trail Blazers center had major shade for Pelicans counterpart DeMarcus Cousins, apparently peeved that Boogie kept talking trash to him. In his remarks, Nurkic took aim..." January 14

  • Report: Pelicans aren't interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins

    247 Sports "Hoping to once again become a playoff team, the New Orleans Pelicans made a splash last season by acquiring DeMarcus Cousins at the All-Star break. The plan was for Cousins to team up with Anthony Davis and become a formidable front court duo. So far that plan has worked out flawlessly as both..." January 08

  • Report: NBA insider thinks DeMarcus Cousins will not be moved before trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The trade deadline is just over a month away, which has begun to spark up rumors around the league about possible moves. During a recent podcast with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders stated that he believes the New Orleans Pelicans will not trade All-Star center..." January 03

  • Lakers will target Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins at trade deadline

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers could be after a pair of familiar targets this February. In an appearance this week on the Lakers Nation Podcast with Trevor Lane, NBA writer Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers will target Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins at this year’s trade deadline. “I think Plan..." December 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins complains refs unfairly target him on technicals

    Sportsnaut "DeMarcus Cousins is notorious for receiving technical fouls. Apparently, however, one referee might’ve been too loose with the call. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Cousins said he was slapped with a technical for telling an official, “good job.” “I said, ‘Good job. Good..." December 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins Expects To Remain With Pelicans Past Trade Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is confident that he will still be playing for the New Orleans Pelicans after the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Cousins will become a free agent this offseason. “I am confident in my team,” Cousins said. “I am starting to understand this business a lot more than I did before. You can..." December 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins says flopping is hurting the 'competitive spirit of basketball'

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins had an unbelievable performance Wednesday night, racking up 40 points, 22 rebounds, four blocks and four assists in the Pelicans' 123-114 victory over the Nuggets. It was his second 40-point, 20-rebound game of the season already, making him the first player to have multiple..." December 07

  • 'I'm not going to fight nobody': DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant ejected after heated on-floor confrontation

    The Advocate "Late in Monday's 125-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins was dealt his second ejection this season after he and Warriors forward Kevin Durant confronted each other in a heated argument with 1:14 remaining in the fourth quarter. Cousins received..." December 05

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant separated by security in hallway altercation after ejections

    Clutch Points "Monday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors (19-6) and the New Orleans Pelicans (12-12) was quite crazy, to say the least. In the final two minutes of the contest, two of the NBA’s biggest stars in the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and the Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins got into a heated..." December 05

  • Tony Allen: Russell Westbrook ‘Definitely Flopped’ vs DeMarcus Cousins

    SLAM Online "DeMarcus Cousins was booted out of Monday night’s game in OKC after referees determined that he elbowed Russell Westbrook in the head. Tony Allen was pretty sure that Russ flopped in order to draw the flagrant foul on his Pelicans teammate. New Orleans withstood Boogie’s ejection and held on..." November 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins Received A Warm Welcome From Kings Fans Before His First Game Back In Sacramento

    Dime Magazine "DeMarcus Cousins is back in Sacramento, and he heard it from his former fans on Thursday night. But what was it, exactly? Would the Kings fans he played for until this past February boo him since he was traded after the All-Star Game in New Orleans? Cousins was always enigmatic, and he’s known..." October 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins Regrets Not Leaving Sacramento When He Had The Chance

    Uproxx "DeMarcus Cousins exited Sacramento more than six months ago and his new team, the New Orleans Pelicans, has its own set of challenges. However, the ultra-talented center recently reflected on his time with the Kings prior to his first game in Sacramento since the trade. In short, he told Marc..." October 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins says he had opportunity to leave Kings when George Karl arrived

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins is now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, but according to the All-Star big man he could have made his exit from California even sooner. Speaking to ESPN’s Marc Spears, Cousins says that he had an opportunity to leave the Sacramento Kings when former coach George Karl..." October 25