DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    DeMarcus Cousins has been hit with a one-game suspension for hitting Al Horford during last night's Hawks win in Atlanta.

  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game for elbowing Al Horford’s head

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins elbowed Al Horford‘s head, and the Kings center got away with it during the game. But the league noticed. NBA release: Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game without pay for hitting Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford in the head with a..." November 19

  • Batum, Cousins named Players of the Week "The Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum and the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 15. Batum led the Hornets to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.5 points (fifth..." November 16

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins to pay for funeral of slain high school football player

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins is trying to help the family of a slain high school football player by paying for the funeral, according to a Sacramento city official. City council member Rick Jennings on Saturday confirmed to multiple media outlets that Cousins, who wanted his..." November 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins Isn't Making It Easy, but He's Trying to Make It Work with Karl

    Bleacher Report "Mikuni, a Sacramento sushi restaurant, makes a roll called the DMC in honor of Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. The ingredients are a quirky but tasty combo befitting the roll's namesake: tempura lobster on the inside, slices of tuna and avocado on top, finished off with a sprinkling of crab mix and..." November 13

  • Report: George Karl wanted to suspend Cousins but Vlade Divac wouldn’t

    Larry Brown Sports "The relationship between George Karl, DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the Sacramento Kings does not look like it will end well. Cousins reportedly cursed out Karl after the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Karl didn’t know how to respond, but The Sacramento Bee says he..." November 12

  • DeMarcus Cousins cursed out George Karl

    The Big Lead "After Sacramento was hammered at home by San Antonio Monday night, the Kings’ star, DeMarcus Cousins, stormed into the locker room and cursed out head coach George Karl with a torrent of obscenities, a person close to the situation told The Big Lead. After Cousins unleashed the F-bombs on Karl,..." November 11

  • Cousins says Kings need to resolve 'in-house issues'

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins has experienced his fair share of losing with the Sacramento Kings over the past five seasons, never once reaching the 30-win mark since entering the league in 2010. So what's going to turn Sacramento's fortunes around this year? On a roster chock full of new faces and..." November 10

  • A frustrated DeMarcus Cousins talks up Sacramento's iffy 'in-house issues'

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings have lost seven of eight to start the season, understandable given the team’s cruel schedule and injury woes. What’s also understandable is the sense of panic that sets in when, knowing you need about 45 wins to break a nearly decade-long playoff drought, knowing that..." November 10

  • 15d
    Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

    Kings officially announce DeMarcus Cousins as probable (Achilles strain), Seth Curry as questionable (sprained ankle)

  • 18d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings C DeMarcus Cousins told Yahoo Sports that he expects to play on Monday against the Spurs after missing four games to Achilles injury.

  • DeMarcus Cousins to miss more time with Achilles strain

    Sactown Royalty "Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the 1-4 Sacramento Kings as they look forward to a brutal three game stretch against the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, and San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Bee’s Ailene Voisin reported just minutes ago that DeMarcus Cousins will miss at..." November 06

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    Bill Herenda @billherenda

    ICYMI *UPDATE* DeMarcus Cousins likely out next 2 games via sources- MRI results R Achilles strain -injured Q2 Sat loss vs #Clippers #Kings

  • DeMarcus Cousins diagnosed with right achilles strain and is day-to-day

    Sactown Royalty "On Saturday night, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left the game against the LA Clippers with what was being called a sore right achilles. He did not return to play in the second half and the Kings said they would have him take a precautionary MRI on Sunday. The results of that MRI are..." November 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins leaves in first half with sore right Achilles tendon

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left late in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a sore right Achilles tendon. Cousins did not return after halftime. The injury was being iced during the second half, when Cousins was not on the Sacramento..." November 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Clippers: ‘I hate ’em’

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins is most vocal about about his dislike of Chris Paul, but really, it’s all the Clippers. The Kings center addressed the Clippers after Sacramento’s 111-104 loss to Los Angeles last night. Cousins on the Clippers, via CSN California: I hate ’em. Honestly, I do. I hate..." October 30

  • DeMarcus Cousins says he hates the Clippers

    Hoops Hype "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is nothing if not frank, so no surprise that he was pretty straight forward when asked about the Clippers last night following Sacramento’s loss against vs. Blake Griffin and company. Cousins has a history with the Clippers. He famously pulled then teammate Isaiah..." October 29

  • DeMarcus Cousins cannot believe how much money Tristan Thompson got

    Larry Brown Sports "After a lengthy holdout, Tristan Thompson finally agreed to a new contract with the Cavaliers which will pay him a lot of money. Thompson originally turned down a proposed 4-year, $48 million extension. The decision worked out in Thompson’s favor as he was able to secure an extra year and..." October 22

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins says he doesn't consider himself a center

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins shot three 3-pointers on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. This is weird, as the hulking center does most of his damage on the block, bullying smaller players and using his quick feet and soft touch to pile up points in the paint. Even weirder is the fact that..." October 12

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on MVP: 'It's mine to grab'

    CBS Sports "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins thinks he can win MVP this season. He directly said as much, via Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding: The topic is the 2015-16 NBA MVP award and whether it could be reachable for DeMarcus Cousins. "Reachable, man?" Cousins told Bleacher Report, his voice..." October 06

  • Karl admits fault in last season's Cousins trade controversy

    CSN Bay Area "The biggest news story of the year for the Sacramento Kings wasn’t three coaches in one season. It wasn’t meningitis or DeMarcus Cousins making his first All-Star team. It was a late-season, off-the-cuff comment from head coach George Karl that went viral. “I’ve had some great players and I’ve..." October 05

  • Vlade Divac On DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl Now Trusting Each Other

    Black Sports Online "It started off rocky, but it appears that a summer of conversations and team bonding has Boogie Cousins and George Karl seeing eye-to-eye. Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac is optimistic about his team’s chances this season, and it hinges on the relationship between All-Star center DeMarcus..." September 28

  • Divac: Cousins and Karl didn't trust each other, now on same page

    CBS Sports "Sacramento Kings vice president and general manager Vlade Divac is trying to manage a difficult situation. In July, he admitted "it's not pretty" when it comes to the relationship between franchise center DeMarcus Cousins and head coach George Karl. Karl had reportedly tried to get Cousins traded,..." September 27

  • Kings' Lieberman says Cousins will go down as one of the greatest bigs to ever play

    The Score "Newly-hired Sacramento Kings assistant head coach Nancy Lieberman is looking forward to working with center DeMarcus Cousins. Lieberman believes Cousins is on-pace to become one of the best bigs in the history of the NBA. It's a bold statement, but the Hall of Famer knows a thing or two..." September 24

  • Kings' bosses still shooting down DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors

    Sporting News "Well it’s settled, the big guns for the Sacramento Kings have utilized Twitter to downplay any rumors the team is still looking to trade star big man DeMarcus Cousins. A report from Bleacher Report suggested the organization was still looking for a dance partner in a possible Cousins deal, but..." August 18

  • 'Vast majority' of Kings organization in favor of dealing Cousins

    The Score "While the Sacramento Kings have finally - mercifully - gone radio-silent, beneath the surface, the offseason turmoil allegedly rolls on. Bleacher Report's Howard Beck was asked Monday about potential superstar trade candidates, and he didn't hesitate to suggest that the basketball world hasn't..." August 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe combine for 176 points in charity game

    Sporting News "If this is for real, hopefully a video is coming. DeMarcus Cousins dropped 91 points in a charity basketball game on Saturday, according to his Twitter account. Eric Bledsoe was further off with 85. Cousins and Bledsoe, teammates for a year at Kentucky, squared off in the 2009 Alabama Class..." August 09

  • 121d
    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Names continue to emerge for Team USA camp, on Kings front, DeMarcus Cousins will 100% be there. As of last month, Rudy Gay was planning too

  • Karl says Kings rift exaggerated, excited about Cousins, potential

    CBS Sports "On the practice floor in the basement of COX Pavilion, George Karl peers out as the Sacramento Kings summer league team finishes up its drills for the day. He is far from the turmoil that rocked the team's offseason, immersed in the challenges of moving forward. "I love my team," Karl told..." July 15

  • George Karl says he's 'very confident' he can repair relationship with DeMarcus Cousins

    Yahoo! Sports "DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl finally shook hands during the Sacramento Kings' summer league game on Monday night. It was a start, but there is a lot more work to be done to repair the relationship between the Kings' All-Star center and their coach before next season. "I just said hello to..." July 14

  • Can the Kings make things work with George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins?

    USA Today "As handshakes go, the one that took place between George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins at halftime of the Sacramento Kings' summer league game on Monday afternoon wasn't the warmest. But with the relationship between the Kings coach and their centerpiece player clearly frayed, and with so many..." July 14

  • Vlade Divac on George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins: 'It's not pretty'

    CBS Sports "As the Sacramento Kings continue to build on a good offseason with smart signings and a quality draft, they're starting to turn their attention to the elephant in the room. How do you solve the George Karl-DeMarcus Cousins situation that's been boiling since Cousins was nearly traded before the..." July 10

  • Lakers would still trade D'Angelo Russell for Cousins

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Los Angeles Lakers would trade No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell "tomorrow," if that alone would complete a deal for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. This process will take years, not a year. You shortcut it at your peril, even if the Lakers were willing..." June 29

  • Ranadive gave Cousins' agent permission to pursue Lakers trade

    USA Today "Vlade Divac may have been known as a legendary flopper during his playing days, but know this much about the Sacramento Kings vice president of basketball and franchise operations during his nascent career in an NBA front office: he's no pushover as an executive. Less than four months into his..." June 28

  • Vlade Divac says Kings won't be bullied to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    USA Today "Vlade Divac may have been known as a legendary flopper during his playing days, but know this much about the Sacramento Kings vice president of basketball and franchise operations during his nascent career in an NBA front office: he's no pushover as an executive. Less than four months into his..." June 27

  • Kings owner considers firing George Karl over potential trade of DeMarcus Cousins

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has considered firing George Karl, who was hired as coach four months ago to help turn around the struggling franchise. Ranadive's displeasure with Karl stems from the coach's desire to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, according to a source with..." June 26

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    Was told there is a chance the Kings parts ways with DeMarcus Cousins also a chance they part ways with George Karl - neither likely today

  • Vivek Ranadive 'not happy at all' with George Karl

    CBS Sports "The DeMarcus Cousins-George Karl rift remains very real and potentially destructive to the Sacramento Kings franchise, and owner Vivek Ranadive is reportedly "frustrated" the situation. From the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones and Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix: Sources say Vivek Ranadive is..." June 25

  • Cousins tweets that he 'absolutely' wants to stay in Sacramento

    CBS Sports "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins doesn't exclusively tweet emojis. He replied to some fans on Wednesday, including telling @jimteach30 that he "absolutely" wants to be in Sacramento. " June 25

  • Kings, Lakers intensify Cousins trade talks, per sources

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings exchanged possible frameworks of a trade centered on All-Star DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday and discussions could intensify on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings started to engage with teams and explore possible trade scenarios..." June 25

  • Phil Jackson doesn’t think Knicks ‘have enough stuff’ to engage Kings in trade talks for DeMarcus Cousins

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson stepped to a podium at the Knicks’ practice facility to speak with reporters two days ahead of Thursday’s NBA draft. He opened by saying he was “here to speak about nothing I can speak about, all unspeakable things.” But between the generalities, the team president did offer a few..." June 24

  • Isaiah Thomas suggests on Cousins' Instagram that Celtics want him

    CBS Sports "Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas commented on former Sacramento Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins' Instagram post on Tuesday, suggesting that his team would like to acquire the All-Star big man. Cousins is involved in a wee bit of drama with the Kings right now, and Thomas is aware that the..." June 24

  • Divac, Kings owner say they won't trade Cousins, deny Karl is pushing for deal

    The Score "The DeMarcus Cousins saga with the Sacramento Kings may not be a saga at all, at least according to Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations Vlade Divac. Divac's comments echo that of owner Vivek Ranadive, who told USA Today's Sam Amick on Monday the team will not trade their franchise..." June 24

  • Report: DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade last month

    Rumors & Rants "As rumors continue to swirl around the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, a new report on Tuesday threw more gasoline on the fire. According to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento, Cousins asked for a trade last month. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone as there is clearly..." June 24

  • Report: Lakers willing to include Julius Randle in DeMarcus Cousins trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers will need to put together a considerable package if they want to pry DeMarcus Cousins away from the Kings. Would Julius Randle and then some be enough to convince Sacramento’s brass? Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that the Lakers are willing to give up Randle,..." June 24

  • George Karl says he wants DeMarcus Cousins to be committed to Kings

    CBS Sports "Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl spoke with the Sacramento Bee's Randy Pench during a kids golf clinic on Tuesday, addressing his reported rift with center DeMarcus Cousins. "I think it's just a lot of crazy, crazy fibs and lies," Karl said. "You know, it's just a situation where we won..." June 23

  • Kings owner says there's 'zero interest' in trading DeMarcus Cousins

    USA Today "Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reiterated his well-known stance regarding big man DeMarcus Cousins on Monday, telling USA TODAY Sports that his 24-year-old big man won't be traded anytime soon. "We have zero interest in moving Cousins, so I don't know where that's coming from," Ranadive..." June 23

  • DeMarcus Cousins with not-so-cryptic tweet, shot at George Karl

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins isn’t looking to leave Sacramento. Make no mistake, he’s had his frustration with the organization— and with good reason. The last few years of their ownership, theMalloof brothers were a mess with focus elsewhere. Then under new owner Vivek Ranadive the Kings hired a coach..." June 23

  • George Karl pushing for Kings to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite Sacramento Kings management's public insistence that DeMarcus Cousins is unavailable in deals, coach George Karl's intense desire to trade the All-Star center has made it increasingly unlikely this coach-star partnership can peacefully co-exist next season, league sources told Yahoo..." June 23

  • Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as one of the most determined trade suitors for Sacramento Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Lakers have been actively pursuing trade scenarios in recent weeks in attempt to construct a deal that..." June 23