DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • DeMarcus Cousins sits out preseason game in China

    Sacramento Bee "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not play in today’s preseason game in Beijing against the Brooklyn Nets due to “bilateral Achilles soreness,” according to the team’s official Twitter account. " October 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Kings' point guard change: 'It's been incredible'

    CBSSports.com "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins commented on the team's transition at the point guard spot on Wednesday, and he sounded optimistic about the situation. Sacramento controversially parted ways with Isaiah Thomas in the offseason, and replaced him with the two-headed monster of Darren..." October 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins sets a goal of only 5 technicals for the season

    Sactown Royalty "DeMarcus Cousins has a bit of a reputation as a hothead, and at times he's deserved it. Cousins has led the league in technical fouls in both of the last two seasons and has finished in the top 5 every year he's been in the league. Last year saw him get his 15th technical in a late February..." October 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins' confidence paying off

    ESPN.com "Remember how supremely confident DeMarcus Cousins was in his last chat with reporters before Team USA's FIBA World Cup roster was finalized? Insisting he had zero worries about making the 12-man squad, Cousins brushed off the doubters Friday night in the bowels of Madison Square Garden,..." August 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins says he’s fully recovered, honored to make Team USA

    Pro Basketball Talk "On his way out the door in Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas said what a number of scouts had said before about DeMarcus Cousins. “I think if he ran the floor a little more, he would make the game a lot easier for him.” That was one of the things holding him back from getting a roster spot on..." August 26

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    John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann

    DeMarcus Cousins participated in all of USA practice, which included limited scrimmaging, today.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings DeMarcus Cousins being treated for a right knee injury @usabasketball camp.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    DeMarcus Cousins second day of practice was more of a struggle. Ran a lot, been bothered by sore left quad from yesterday. He says no excuse

  • Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

    Sacramento Bee "On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. The choice is his. The global stage awaits. The question hovers. Is he ready to take his show on the road – to accompany the..." July 29

  • League makes it official, DeMarcus Cousins suspended for Kings’ final game

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins will be starting his offseason early. As PBT told you, Cousins picked up a technical Sunday in a game against Minnesota, Cousins’ 16th of the season. That’s the magic number — get to 16 and you get suspended for a game. Monday the league upheld Cousins’ suspension and he..." April 15

  • Cousins discusses his season and the Kings' future

    Sacramento Bee "Barring a reprieve from the NBA, tonight was DeMarcus Cousins’ last game of the season. Cousins was called for his 16th technical foul in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. That technical foul means Cousins is suspended for..." April 14

  • Kings win, likely will play finale without Cousins after center collects his 16th technical foul

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings had collectively patted center DeMarcus Cousins on the back for going 22 games without a technical foul. But that streak ended, along with the Kings’ five-game losing streak, in a 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. The technical foul was his..." April 14

  • Cousins takes over in Kings’ victory over Pelicans

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings on Monday night had just had one of those quarters that have doomed them all season. After a good start, Sacramento looked out of sorts defensively in the second quarter. Its lead and momentum were gone. That’s when DeMarcus Cousins took over. Cousins bullied his way through New..." April 01

  • Retaining high-scoring trio might cost Kings plenty

    Sacramento Bee "It was a bold move that signified the Kings would no longer see “cash considerations” as a primary asset gained through trades. In December, new Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro, with the blessing of principal owner Vivek Ranadive, acquired three players from Toronto, with the headliner..." March 31

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott for incident

    CBSSports.com "During a tumultuous 2012-13 season, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins wasn't pleased with comments San Antonio Spurs' color commentator Sean Elliott. He confonted Elliott after the game and the confrontation was heated/inappropriate enough for the league to suspend Cousins for two games..." March 22

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    DeMarcus Cousins sat out previous game with right knee tendinitis but received treatment Tues. with intent to play vs #wizards

  • One more technical foul and Kings’ Cousins will be suspended

    Sacramento Bee "For all the drama on and off the court last season, DeMarcus Cousins made it to the season finale before picking up his 16th technical foul. Because it came in the last game of the season, the one-game suspension that is attached to the 16th technical foul in a season was waived. This season,..." February 27

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game and fined $20K.

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    Jonathan Santiago @itsjonsantiago

    DeMarcus Cousins is out tonight vs. the Warriors. Malone hasn't decided on who will start for him b/w Carl Landry & Aaron Gray yet.

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    MRI inconclusive on Kings C DeMarcus Cousins. 2nd one scheduled today. Michael Malone said questionable/doubtful for Wednesday vs #Warriors

  • Kings' Previous Front Office Recommended Trading DeMarcus Cousins

    Real GM Basketball "Vivek Ranadive is played with the early big player personnel decisions made during his ownership of the Sacramento Kings, including the extension for DeMarcus Cousins and trading for Rudy Gay. "I’m very pleased with those decisions," said Ranadive. "When I bought the team, everybody told me the..." February 17

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins is out with a strained left hip flexor.

  • Cousins pleased about ex-teammate’s All-Star nod

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins isn’t happy about being left off the All-Star team, but he is pleased with one selection by coaches among Eastern Conference reserves. That would be Cousins’ friend and teammate at Kentucky, John Wall. Wall (Washington) and Cousins (Kings) were chosen first and fifth in the..." February 10

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins calls Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy a ‘clown’

    SI.com "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins renewed his beef with Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy during and after Sacramento’s 99-70 home victory over Chicago on Monday. “He’s a clown, and he’s scared,” Cousins said, in post-game comments recorded by CowbellKingdom.com. “I wouldn’t even waste my time on him if..." February 04

  • Cousins says All-Star snub didn’t surprise him

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins had heard all the reasons he shouldn’t be an All-Star, mainly that he had been impressive on a bad team, so Thursday’s news that he didn’t make the squad was not a shock. “Not at all,” Cousins said before the Kings played the Dallas Mavericks on Friday at American Airlines..." February 01

  • Kings’ Cousins not on All-Star team – again

    Sacramento Bee "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was disappointed last year when he learned he wasn’t picked for the Western Conference team for the NBA All-Star Game. Of course, he had plenty of strikes against him then. His scoring and rebounding were down, he had been suspended by the league and the Kings more..." January 31

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    Aaron Bruski @aaronbruski

    On Cousins playing Friday: “I hope so. He still has some soreness. If not Friday then Saturday at SA”

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins is officially out for tonight. Gay and Thomas are playing.

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    According to coach Malone, Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas are going to play. DeMarcus Cousins is gametime.

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    I have been told that DeMarcus Cousins will not make the trip to Utah. But Rudy Gay is going. No word if Gay will play tomorrow.

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings coach Michael Malone says Rudy Gay is ahead of DeMarcus Cousins coming back from injury. Possible Rudy will play tomorrow #NBAKings

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Cousins won't be able to shoot the FTs. He's done for the night.

  • Kings center DeMarcus Cousins still a perplexing player

    USA Today "If DeMarcus Cousins' history repeats itself yet again, it's highly likely that he'll never read this. The talented Sacramento Kings center has a habit of tuning people out when the harsh truth is being told, meaning he'll probably see the headline on Twitter and hurl his cell phone as if it's a..." January 19

  • LeBron James says DeMarcus Cousins belongs at NBA All-Star Game

    Alabama.com "DeMarcus Cousins has the endorsement of LeBron James as an NBA All-Star, but that doesn't mean the former LeFlore High School basketball star will suit up for the Western Conference when the 63rd NBA All-Star Game showcases the league's top players in New Orleans on Feb. 16. Cousins ranks 12th..." December 29

  • Mario Chalmers after being whistled for flagrant on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘He flopped’

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Mario Chalmers wasn’t throwing passes behind his head to LeBron James for ridiculous dunks, he was throwing his weight into DeMarcus Cousins late in Miami’s loss to Sacramento on Friday. Chalmers picked up a flagrant for body checking Cousins, who went flying to the floor with under a..." December 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins on pace for 26 technicals

    Rotoworld "DeMarcus Cousins leads the NBA with eight technical fouls, putting him on pace to finish the season with 26 techs. Players are suspended a game at 16 technicals and each one thereafter, making this is a real concern for the Kings and Cousins' fantasy owners. DMC led the NBA with 17 technicals..." December 22

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    Grant Napear @GrantNapearshow

    No DMC tonight. .out with an ankle injury

  • Kings Challenge: How to Get the Most out of DeMarcus Cousins

    Bleacher Report "A big man with a grudge is a precious commodity in the NBA. A dangerous commodity, to be sure, but no less precious. That's why you should ignore any and all speculation that the Sacramento Kings are even contemplating a deal involving their massively talented and highly tempestuous center,..." December 03

  • Chirping foes try to put Kings center Cousins in a foul mood

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins has said he considers it a “compliment” when opponents try to irritate him or get “into my head” as a way to slow him down. In the next three games, the Kings center can expect to get figurative pats on the back. The Kings host the Los Angeles Clippers tonight, followed by..." November 29

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    DeMarcus Cousins expects to be fine to play tomorrow in Phoenix in back-to-back. Many from the #Suns side are expecting Eric Bledsoe to play

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Atlanta's Dennis Schroder has been suspended for one game without pay for striking DeMarcus Cousins in the groin during Tuesday's game.

  • Cousins feels time to turnaround Kings is now

    ABC News - Sacramento "DeMarcus Cousins might be the exception to the old adage that "leaders are born, not made." As he enters his fourth NBA season, the enigmatic 23-year-old center of the Sacramento Kings is ready to take the reins and lead his team into a new era, leaving behind a past littered with frustration,..." November 01

  • Cousins' effectiveness in post depends on teamwork

    Sacramento Bee "Scoring around the rim isn't as simple as telling DeMarcus Cousins to camp out 5 feet away and bully his way to the basket. For Cousins to work better in the post the entire offense has to flow which it did in the Kings' 104-86 exhibition win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Kings..." October 12

  • DeMarcus Cousins says this is the first offense he's been in

    CBSSports.com "After Monday night's preseason loss to the Warriors Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was asked about how this offense under Mike Malone compares with the others he's worked in. Hey someone want to throw (former Kingsc coach) Keith Smart a flashlight under that bus? Defenders of Cousins for..." October 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    No early termination option in the Cousins agreement league source tells Y! Sports. It's a full four-year deal no opt-out after three.

  • Kings, Cousins reach agreement on 4-year, $62m extension

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have reached an agreement on a contract extension with center DeMarcus Cousins for four years worth approximately $62 million. The most Cousins was eligible for under the collective bargaining agreement was five years and $80 million. The contract takes effect for the 2014-15..." September 27

  • New Kings part owner Shaq is ready to mentor Cousins

    Sacramento Bee "Shaquille O'Neal is remembered as a four-time NBA champion former league MVP and one of the most dominant centers in history. So it's hard to recall a time when winning wasn't always synonymous with the Shaq brand. Before O'Neal was a three-time NBA Finals MVP during the Los Angeles Lakers'..." September 25

  • DeMarcus Cousins nears extension with Kings

    ESPN.com "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is on course to see his contract extended before the Oct. 31 extension deadline for 2010 first-round picks according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Two sources told ESPN.com that Cousins could actually have a deal wrapped up before the Kings..." September 23

  • Kings Want To Use Cousins As Passer

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings plan on running a lot of their offense through DeMarcus Cousins. "He's a big who can play away from the basket" said Mike Malone. "But I'm going to ask him to play inside as well this year be a guy we can run our offense through at times because he can be such a good..." September 02