DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • DeMarcus Cousins has dropped a ton of weight this offseason already

    Pro Basketball Talk "New Orleans Pelicans DeMarcus Cousins has been known to carry a bit of weight on his frame. He is currently listed at 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds. It appears that last bit has significantly changed over the off-season. Cousins has reportedly dropped quite a bit of weight during his off-season..." June 26

  • Report: Cavs To Explore DeMarcus Cousins for Kevin Love Trade This Offseason

    Cavaliers Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the midst of playing in the NBA Finals, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from floating about potential offseason trade prospects. On Wednesday, one ESPN writer spoke about the possibility of the Cavaliers trading Kevin Love in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins of New..." June 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins Explains Why He Was Barnes Tag Team Partner in Club Brawl

    Black Sports Online "On May 5, Demarcus Cousins responded to a lawsuit stemming from a NYC nightclub fight he and Matt Barnes were involved in back in December. Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell filed lawsuits against Cousins and Barnes accusing them of attacking them inside the club. Besiso has claimed that she..." May 09

  • Why is DeMarcus Cousins wearing Rockets gear?

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Pelicans made a big trade for DeMarcus Cousins this season, but it appears they might have given up quite a bit just for a one-season-plus rental. Why is this? See for yourself. That’s Cousins wearing Houston Rockets shorts, for reasons that are at this point quite..." April 27

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • DeMarcus Cousins after Pelicans win: Strange facing Kings again

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins said he didn't want to make Friday night's game about him, even if the opponent was the same team he suited up for in the first 470 games of his NBA career. But there were indeed moments that reminded him of the disconnect between his past with the Sacramento Kings and his new..." April 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I was mentally gone’

    The Undefeated "The stress of being traded, personal pressure to succeed instantly with his new team and the craziness of Mardi Gras took a toll on New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. In search of a mental escape, the Mobile, Alabama, native took a two-hour drive to his hometown about two weeks ago..." March 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins channels inner Marshawn Lynch, gives same response to questions about playing Kings

    Sporting News "The Pelicans' matchup against the Kings on Friday night pits DeMarcus Cousins against his former team for the first time since being traded from Sacramento, the franchise that drafted him fifth overall in 2010. But more importantly than that juicy storyline, it's another opportunity for New..." March 30

  • Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins says Rockets' Ryan Anderson guilty of flopping

    ESPN "Physical play in the paint as Ryan Anderson attempted to defend DeMarcus Cousins in the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' 117-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans led to two official video reviews, two common fouls and terse words afterward from both opposing forwards. "Flop, review,..." March 25

  • Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins out with a knee injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins will miss Friday's game against the Houston Rockets because of left knee soreness and a rib contusion, but coach Alvin Gentry said the injuries likely aren't that serious and the big man will be evaluated again on Saturday. Cousins has been dealing..." March 18

  • NBA rescinds Cousins' latest tech

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "DeMarcus Cousins' league-leading 19th technical foul that he received on Wednesday night against the Miami Heat will be rescinded by the NBA, ESPN reported Thursday. Cousins got tangled up with Heat rookie center Willie Reed with 3:32 remaining in the first quarter of the Pelicans' 120-112..." March 17

  • John Wall says he talked to DeMarcus Cousins about joining Wizards before trade

    CBS Sports "In an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, Washington Wizards guard John Wall said he was surprised to find out about the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans after the All-Star Game, adding that he had talked with Cousins about potentially joining the Wizards if..." March 16

  • Cousins May Have Worn Out His Welcome In New Orleans Already

    The Big Lead "DeMarcus Cousins was benched for the final 10 minutes of regulation and the entire overtime period of the Pelicans’ win over Hornets Saturday night. In fact, Cousins only played 25 minutes total and sat as New Orleans played through Anthony Davis and won the game. Since acquiring Cousins, the..." March 12

  • Agent Dan Fegan Terminated By ISE

    Real GM Basketball "Independent Sports & Entertainment has terminated Dan Fegan 'for cause'. Chris Grancio will replace Fegan. Grancio was hired by ISE in September of 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. Grancio was previously General Manager of Global Basketball with adidas." March 11

  • Matt Barnes: Kings treated DeMarcus Cousins in a 'bad way'

    ESPN "Newly-signed Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes discussed the days leading up to the messy divorce between his former teammate DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. “It was a tough situation for all of us,” Barnes told ESPN in his first interview on the situation since the trade...." March 10

  • NBA fines Pelicans C DeMarcus Cousins $50,000

    Sportsnaut "New Orleans has never saved anyone from trouble. Just ask those who frequent Bourbon Street or make a point of hitting up Mardi Gras. For his part, Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins needs to no reason to find himself in trouble. It’s what led to him being jettisoned from California’s capital..." March 09

  • DeMarcus Cousins to heckler at Pelicans-Lakers game: ‘Suck a d—, b—-,’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pelicans finally won with DeMarcus Cousins, beating the Lakers on Sunday after starting 0-4 in games he played since the trade from the Kings. But New Orleans’ win might include Cousins’ loss — financially. Cousins responds profanely to a heckler who just happened to have a camera points..." March 07

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: Pelicans were team that offered more for DeMarcus Cousins two days prior

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kings general manager Vlade Divac, explaining his modest return in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, said, “I had a better deal two days ago.” That statement probably made Divac look more foolish than he should have. Cousins’ agents, wary of losing a designated-veteran-player extension only..." March 01

  • Finally off emotional roller coaster, new chapters begin for Kings, Cousins

    USA Today "No matter what side of the DeMarcus Cousins debate you were on in Sacramento, there was always one indisputable reality about his six-plus season tenure with the Kings: It was exhausting. From the day he stepped foot in California’s Capitol as a 19-year-old and started clashing with then-coach..." March 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended again, but hey, he's having fun at Mardi Gras

    CBS Sports "The NBA suspended DeMarcus Cousins one game on Tuesday, his second suspension this season for breaching the league’s technical fouls limit. Cousins was tagged with a technical foul in the Pelicans’ loss to the Thunder, New Orleans’ third-straight loss since adding Cousins in a trade on the night..." February 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins' Pelicans take off hasn't been smooth

    USA Today "The pressure was coming either way, no matter how luxurious the private jet was that carried DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento to his new NBA home in New Orleans on Tuesday. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry traveled more than 1,800 miles to make the former Kings big man..." February 26

  • Divac feels Kings are better off after Cousins trade: 'If I'm wrong, I'll step down'

    Sacramento Bee "A week after Monday’s stunning trade that sent Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for rookie Buddy Hield, the Pelicans’ first- and second-round draft choices in 2017, along with Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway, general manager Vlade Divac sat down with Bee columnist Ailene..." February 26

  • Cousins: Kings trading me was 'a coward move'

    USA Today "DeMarcus Cousins took us all behind the scenes of his trade from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans to The Undefeated, revealing just how emotional the move was for him. There are a couple of noteworthy moments, including how he said the Kings front office handled the leadup to..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings. Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help..." February 22

  • Report: Jeanie Buss Was Allegedly Upset Jim & Kupchak Wouldn’t Trade Ingram For DeMarcus Cousins, So She Fired Them

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Lakers part owner and President Jeanie Buss is not to be messed with. On Tuesday, Jeanie was sick and tired of the Los Angeles Lakers not being able to get stars to turn this franchise around that she went ahead and fired GM Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss from their..." February 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins will miss out on close to $30 million due to Kings-Pelicans trade

    CBS Sports "Freed from the basketball purgatory that is the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins is joining a dynamic team in the New Orleans Pelicans and could potentially be heading to the playoffs for the first time in his career this season. Yet while Cousins is one of the main winners in the trade that..." February 21

  • Lakers refused to include Ingram in Cousins talks with Kings

    NESN "If you haven’t heard by now, the Sacramento Kings traded All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The Kings received Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-round pick, but it appears their initial aim was much..." February 21

  • Thomas didn't encourage Celtics to go after Cousins

    Boston Herald "While the Celtics were ultimately not interested in DeMarcus Cousins, all indications from around the NBA are that Danny Ainge remains very much in pursuit of a marquee talent to significantly alter the club’s fortunes. The question for Ainge and his peers now is whether the Cousins deal will..." February 20

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Cousins trade: 'I had a better deal two days ago'

    CBS Sports "Starting off his press conference to discuss Sacramento trading All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac joked with reporters on Monday that he thought he would have a chair to sit on instead of standing to..." February 20

  • Vlade Divac takes shot at DeMarcus Cousins in Kings statement

    Larry Brown Sports "Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac sent a pretty clear message as to why the team traded DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings officially announced the Cousins deal on Monday, and in the statement doing so, Divac offered the usual thanks to Cousins for his contributions and wished him well...." February 20

  • Even '2K17' video game thinks the DeMarcus Cousins trade was unfair

    CBS Sports "After dealing their lone superstar, DeMarcus Cousins, to the New Orleans Pelicans for rookie Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two picks, the Sacramento Kings are for now, the clear losers of the trade. The deal was so bad that it was vigorously and hilariously mocked on Twitter..." February 20

  • Here's what Anthony Davis said about DeMarcus Cousins right before the Pelicans-Kings trade

    USA Today "Anthony Davis was already walking out of the NBA All-Star interview room, the last player or coach to be available to the media after Sunday’s game, when The Vertical’s report first dropped. The insane trade was real. But one reporter did ask Davis about the reports that the teams were..." February 20

  • In pairing Cousins with Anthony Davis, Pelicans' future second only to Warriors

    CBS Sports "An otherwise overblown and underwhelming NBA All-Star Game weekend, one that most thought would be defined by the story of Westbrook and KD and the superstar pair that was no more, turned Sunday night into something shocking and much more meaningful: A brand new pairing that could rewrite the..." February 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins Traded To New Orleans Pelicans

    ESPN "The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The Pelicans feel confident they can eventually re-sign..." February 20

  • Kings engaging in trade talks for Cousins

    Yardbarker "DeMarcus Cousins said this week that he wants to remain with the Sacramento Kings for the long haul, but it appears the feeling may not be mutual. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Kings have been engaging in trade talks for Cousins. One of the teams the Kings..." February 19

  • Why does Cousins lead NBA in getting blocked? 'I can't jump'

    12 Up "DeMarcus Cousins is a great player, but one with a glaring flaw: a propensity for getting blocked. Like, a lot. How does a player so demonstrably good at everything else get blocked more than any other player in the NBA? There's apparently a pretty easy answer to this question. "I..." February 19

  • Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. It makes sense that Orlando would want..." February 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins 'very happy' with Kings, hopes to sign extension

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins says he intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer, because he wants his "legacy to end in Sacramento" and his "jersey to be in the rafters in Sacramento." In an interview with SportsCenter on Thursday, the All-Star center said he considered Sacramento to be his..." February 17

  • The Kings can’t trade DeMarcus Cousins, and that’s their biggest problem

    Fox Sports "As the NBA trade deadline nears, there’s one big name who won’t be in play for teams looking to acquire a superstar. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has his general manager’s word he won’t be traded before the Feb. 23 deadline, and with seemingly good reason. The Kings are set to offer..." February 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins says figuring out his technical foul problem will be ‘a process’

    USA Today "After picking up his 17th technical foul of the season — a league-high and one away from another suspension — in a win over the Pelicans on Sunday night, DeMarcus Cousins was frustrated. He told reporters he feels like he can’t play the way he wants to and is trying to change to help his team...." February 15

  • Matt Barnes: DeMarcus Cousins must 'be himself' despite rep

    ESPN "Veteran Matt Barnes speaks from experience when he says All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins must "try to be himself without jeopardizing himself or the team" for the Sacramento Kings to make the playoffs. Barnes, in an interview with ESPN-Tencent's Yuan Fang on Sunday night after a 105-99 win..." February 13

  • Pelicans’ Buddy Hield delivers crotch shot to DeMarcus Cousins

    Fanrag Sports "New Orleans Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield went low on Sunday night during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings, getting tossed out in the second quarter for a shot below the belt of Kings’ forward DeMarcus Cousins. On the rather long list of NBA players you don’t want to swipe at in that..." February 13

  • Paul Pierce: Westbrook, Cousins only players with 'competitive fire' gene

    USA Today "Add Paul Pierce to the list of NBA players — both current and former — who have been critical of the level of competition in today's NBA in recent weeks. Making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said that the league is far from what it used..." February 09

  • Dave Joerger: Limiting future technicals a ‘good challenge’ for DeMarcus Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger thinks DeMarcus Cousins has set himself up for a unique challenge. Cousins is serving a one-game suspension Wednesday night for collecting his 16th technical foul of the season. From this point forward, Cousins will face additional discipline for every two..." February 08

  • DeMarcus Cousins deactivates Twitter, Instagram accounts

    Larry Brown Sports "The DeMarcus Cousins chronicles continue, just not on social media. The mercurial Sacramento Kings center has deactivated his Twitter and Instagram accounts, as pointed out by Sacramento radio host Dave Carmichael. A search of Cousins’ “BoogieCousins” accounts yields results saying the pages..." February 08

  • Kings’ Cousins suspended and fined for separate incidents

    Fanrag Sports "You only get so many, DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings center, who received his 16th technical foul with :01.1 left during Monday’s 112-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls, will be suspended for the Kings’ Wednesday night game against the Boston Celtics, the NBA announced Tuesday. Under NBA rules, players..." February 07

  • Kings won't deal DeMarcus Cousins before Feb. 23 deadline, Divac says

    ESPN "In his strongest public statement to date on the subject, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac told ESPN on Monday that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is going nowhere before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Amid recent reports that the Kings had engaged the Phoenix Suns in talks involving..." February 07

  • DeMarcus Cousins earns 16th tech, faces automatic 1-game suspension

    ESPN "DeMarcus Cousins is facing a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul of the season in the Sacramento Kings' 112-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Cousins, who leads the league in technical fouls, collected two on Monday night. The second technical foul came with 1.1 seconds..." February 07

  • NBA GM: I wake up every day hoping rival trades for DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins is an exceptional talent trapped on a bad team – a combination that often leads to a trade. But Cousins doesn’t appear to be leaving the Kings anytime soon. Why? 1. The NBA’s new veteran-designated-player rule will allow Sacramento, and only Sacramento, to offer Cousins a..." February 03