DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • LeBron James: DeMarcus Cousins ‘the best big man in our game’

    Sportsnaut "Demarcus Cousins has been a highly regarded and highly mercurial player since entering the league in 2010. Equal parts dominant and outspoken, Cousins has helped revitalize a position once dominated by big bruisers in the paint. With his level of play only rising as his career progresses,..." January 14

  • Reporter Tells DeMarcus Cousins He Doesn’t Want Him in Sacramento

    Black Sports Online "There’s no debate that DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is extremely talented; as evidenced by his performance. However, the inability to channel that individual success into team-wide success for the Sacramento Kings has often placed the outspoken center at odds with the team’s administration and with..." January 12

  • Report: Cousins will sign $207 million “designated player” contract if Kings offer

    CSN Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins is about to get paid. A published report over the weekend had the Sacramento Kings preparing a mega extension offer to the 26-year-old big. CSN California has confirmed through a league source that the two sides have tossed around numbers and that barring a late change in..." January 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Kings On Track For Offseason Extension

    Hoops Rumors "A report last week indicated that the Kings are prepared to offer DeMarcus Cousins a designated veteran extension when the new CBA goes into effect this summer, and it seems the All-Star center is receptive to that idea. Barring a late change in direction by the player and the team, Cousins and..." January 11

  • Draymond: Cousins is 'the best big man in the game hands down'

    ESPN "After beating the Sacramento Kings 117-106 on Sunday night, Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green declared Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, "The best big man in the league, hands down." "I think DeMarcus is the best center in the game," Draymond Green assessed after the game. "I think a..." January 09

  • Kings to offer Cousins $200M-plus extension this summer

    CBS Sports "As speculation continues about possible DeMarcus Cousins trades, the Sacramento Kings appear committed to keeping him. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Kings plan to offer their franchise player an extension this summer that could be worth more than $200 million, using the designated player..." January 07

  • Cousins: 'My jersey will be hanging in the rafters when I retire in Sacramento'

    Fox Sports "Will he stay? Will he go? Will the Sacramento Kings trade him? The same questions regarding volatile All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins reverberate throughout the NBA seemingly every week. In an interview on NBA TV this week, Cousins expressed a long-term commitment to the Kings franchise and the..." January 06

  • Cousins rips Kings' defense: 'I'm sick of these f---ing excuses'

    Sporting News "DeMarcus Cousins was hit with his 10th technical foul of the NBA season Saturday in the Kings' loss to the Grizzlies, but the center saved his hardest-hitting words for his own team after the game. The Kings allowed the Grizzlies to knock down a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in a 112-98..." January 01

  • Cousins: Embiid can be best big in NBA after I retire

    CSN Philly "DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid had a pretty epic duel on Monday night. Whether they were slapping each other on the rear end or matching each other shot for shot, it was certainly entertaining when they were on the floor. After 'Boogie' Cousins came out on top with his deciding three-pointer..." December 27

  • The Kings need to trade volatile DeMarcus Cousins while someone still wants him

    CBS Sports "Enough is enough. It's time to save DeMarcus Cousins from himself, and to save the league from wasting one of its brightest lights by seeing him spend one more moment in an organization that clearly can't turn that talent into a fully functioning star basketball player. Move Cousins. Give up..." December 22

  • A brief history of the growing feud between DeMarcus Cousins and Meyers Leonard

    CBS Sports "Here is how Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins' Tuesday night went: Cousins scored 55 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, was ejected for taunting and apparently spitting his mouthguard in the direction of Blazers forward Meyers Leonard, stormed to the locker room, re-entered the..." December 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 55, gets ejected, gets unejected, then rants after game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody has had a day quite like DeMarcus Cousins did Tuesday. First, he was fined $50,000 by his own team for publicly berating a Sacramento Bee columnist. Next, he took out all that frustration on the overmatched defense of the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 55 points on 17-of-28 shooting,..." December 21

  • Report: Kings player texted reporter to apologize for DeMarcus Cousins’ behavior

    Larry Brown Sports "The Sacramento soap opera is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been under heavy scrutiny lately after video surfaced over the weekend of him berating local columnist Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee in the locker room. But the same video..." December 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins Receives Fine From Kings For Confrontation With Reporter

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins has received a substantial fine from the Sacramento Kings for his confrontation with a reporter from the Sacramento Bee. The fine amount was undisclosed and there was no game suspension from the Kings. "The Kings have a clear set of standards of conduct expected of our..." December 20

  • High time for Kings to dump insufferable Cousins

    Japan Times "I was talking to an NBA general manager earlier this season about DeMarcus Cousins, the best player in the NBA most likely to be traded, or at least so we’ll hear for the next few months. Actually, I had asked the executive who was the most talented player in the NBA. He believed it was..." December 20

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on Dave Joerger's support: 'He gets it'

    ESPN "After numerous children expressed appreciation to Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for giving them a Christmas shopping spree, he expressed appreciation to his coach for supporting him. On Sunday, Kings coach Dave Joerger called The Sacramento Bee's coverage of Cousins' recent verbal..." December 20

  • Coach K defends DeMarcus Cousins

    ESPN "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Kentucky coach John Calipari's new podcast, Cal Cast, that Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins "gets a bad rap sometimes." Krzyzewski, who joined Calipari for a 30-plus-minute conversation taped Thursday but released to ESPN in advance of Tuesday's..." December 19

  • Dave Joerger on DeMarcus Cousins' feud with writer: 'Enough is enough'

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger has called for a truce in an ongoing spat between All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and The Sacramento Bee. Cousins recently confronted a Bee writer after a column that referenced the arrest of the 6-foot-11 star's brother. "This guy is the face of our franchise,"..." December 19

  • Teams are starting to get cold feet about trading for DeMarcus Cousins

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins finds himself once again the center of controversy. On Monday, Cousins confronted a Sacramento Bee columnist who has consistently criticized the All-Star center, referring to him as a "cancer" and implicating an incident with his brother at a Tampa night club that resulted in his..." December 18

  • DeMarcus Cousins confronts local columnist in locker room

    Sporting News "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins went on a half-naked, profanity-laced tirade against a local newspaper columnist earlier this week in the team’s locker room. Sacramento Bee columnist Andy Furillo after Furillo wrote last week about a recent incident involving Cousins and Matt Barnes at..." December 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins doesn't seem too worried about getting traded

    Fox Sports "DeMarcus Cousins has been in trade talks for seemingly as long as he’s been in a Sacramento Kings uniform, and that’ll likely intensify with this week’s de facto start of the NBA trading season – the passing of the Dec. 15 deadline in which free agents signed last summer can be included in..." December 12

  • DeMarcus Cousins insists he's happy to be with the Kings: 'I'm in a great place'

    CBS Sports "Despite all sorts of trade rumors, an 8-13 record and years of organizational dysfunction, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins insists he does not want to go anywhere. From ESPN's Marc Stein: "I talk to management a lot," Cousins told "We're on the same page. I'm not worried..." December 10

  • Matt Barnes Accuser 'I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face'

    TMZ "The man suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins just released pics of his alleged injuries ... and it's pretty brutal. Myrone Powell and Jasmine Besiso just appeared at a news conference in NYC -- where, along with attorney Michael Lamonsoff, they spelled out their case against the NBA stars...." December 08

  • Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Sued by Alleged Victims of NYC Nightclub Fight

    Complex "In the latest development in the Monday morning NYC nightclub fight involving Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins, the alleged victims of the altercation have sued the Sacramento Kings teammates. According to TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell in New York this week...." December 08

  • Cousins: Trade rumors coming 'from people who want me'

    CSN New England "New coach, new teammates, struggles to win games and trade rumors. All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has had to handle all or most of these issues every year he has been in the NBA. “I’ve dealt with adjustments every season,” Cousins told reporters from, the Boston Globe and the..." December 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins admits he, John Wall, and Eric Bledsoe want to play together

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Eric Bledsoe were part of a special group at Kentucky. Even though that team didn't win a title, it was still an incredible collection of talent. It's also a group that really enjoyed playing together and bonded. They've stayed close, even as each have been sent to..." November 29

  • Cousins passes Webber on Kings' all-time scoring list

    NBC Bay Area "DeMarcus Cousins continues his march to rewrite the Sacramento Kings record books. The 26-year-old center already owns the Sacramento-era records for most rebounds (4,641), most double-doubles (251) and most free throw attempts (3,166). On Sunday evening against the Brooklyn Nets, he moved up the..." November 28

  • Kings owner does not want to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "There has been a ton of chatter the past couple of years about the Sacramento Kings looking to trade center DeMarcus Cousins. But the most important voice on the matter put the kibosh on all that talk. According to Jackie McMullan of CSN New England, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has no interest in..." November 25

  • Kings Could Be 'Starting To Get Sick Of DeMarcus Cousins'

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins will be a free agent in 2018 and the Sacramento Kings still don't look like a probable playoff team. The Kings have two more trade deadlines and an offseason to consider trading Cousins. Cousins is averaging 26.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists with a PER of 27.3 this..." November 23

  • Amid DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors, the Kings continue to be a complete mess

    CBS Sports "Well, here we are, again. The Sacramento Kings are 4-9, and have lost eight of their last 10. After some competitive games early vs. San Antonio and Miami, they've plummeted back to being the Kings. They went down huge early to the mighty Clippers Friday night before staging a comeback in the..." November 19

  • The DeMarcus Cousins talks are starting to percolate

    CBS Sports "Last week, Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal said on TNT's "Inside the NBA" that the team might consider a change in "direction" when it comes to DeMarcus Cousins and the long-speculated idea of trading the All-Star. Now, the Sporting News reports that league executives believe a deal could be..." November 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors finally feel real and imminent, NBA execs tell SN

    Sporting News "You may be forgiven if you have met the latest round of rumors around Kings center DeMarcus Cousins with a shrug and a yawn. After all, we've heard five years of Cousins trade rumors, and "Boogie" is still in Sacramento, leaving behind a trail of suitors who never really got that close to a..." November 14

  • Shaq: Kings may 'go in a different direction' if Boogie can't lead

    CBS Sports "On Thursday night's "Inside the NBA," NBA Hall of Famer and Kings minority owner Shaquille O'Neal described Kings center DeMarcus Cousins as a "hot head" and said he lacked leadership. "In the previous years, he's been hot-headed, he hasn't shown great leadership qualities," O'Neal said...." November 13

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle Exchange Words Following Lakers' Win Over Kings

    Complex "Many NBA fans weren’t happy to learn that TNT was showing a game between the Lakers and Kings on Thursday night. Pretty much any game would have seemed like a letdown after last Thursday’s much-anticipated matchup between Kevin Durant and the Warriors and Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. But..." November 11

  • Kings asking too much in return for DeMarcus Cousins, GMs say

    Sporting News "Another NBA season has begun, and so have the trade rumors circling the dismal Kings and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. "Boogie" is arguably the NBA's best center, but the Kings haven't won more than 33 games in a season since his arrival in 2010. His attitude problems are well documented,..." November 09

  • DeMarcus Cousins: ‘At one point, I thought Hassan Whiteside was a better player than me’

    Palm Beach Post "After Hassan Whiteside signed a max contract this summer, some questioned what his source of motivation would be moving forward. Good thing for the Heat, Whiteside is motivated by more than just money. “I’m motivated when I just wake up,” Whiteside said. “I’m a guy that’s really motivated. I..." November 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins Whistled for 6 Fouls in 4th Quarter vs. Heat

    Bleacher Report "DeMarcus Cousins' already strained relationship with NBA officials didn't improve Tuesday. The Sacramento Kings big man fouled out in a 108-96 overtime loss to the Miami Heat, which wasn't overly unusual. The strange part was that all six of his fouls came in the fourth quarter, which tied an..." November 02

  • DeMarcus Cousins fined $25K, receives technical for throwing mouth guard

    CBS Sports "Throughout his career, DeMarcus Cousins has had trouble controlling his temper, and it seems like nothing has changed in his seventh year in the league. Frustrated by a foul call that caused him to foul out against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, Cousins ran into the stands behind the..." October 31

  • DeMarcus Cousins Saw ‘Flashes of Kobe’ in Kawhi Leonard

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard lit up the Sacramento Kings for 30 points, five assists and five steals Thursday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-94 road win. Following their duel, DeMarcus Cousins said he saw “flashes of Kobe” in Leonard. Bryant, prompted by Gregg Popovich, trained with and..." October 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins on Dave Joerger: ‘I like him and he likes me’

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins is on his sixth head coach with the Kings. The Kings’ All-Star was asked after Sacramento’s 113-94 win over the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena what were some of the positives about his latest coach, Dave Joerger. The answer was funny and honest. “I like him..." October 27

  • Mavs expected to push hard for DeMarcus Cousins in summer 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have struck out time and time again with elite centers on the free agent market, but you have to admire their perseverance. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Saturday, the Mavericks are expected to go hard after Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins when..." October 23

  • DeMarcus Cousins Calls the Media Out for How They Treat Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant is, by almost all accounts, a really nice guy. So nice that, once upon a time, Nike put together an entire campaign to try and convince people that KD was not nice. At least on the basketball court. But ever since KD decided to sign with the Warriors this summer, things have..." October 19

  • Kings owner admits George Karl tried to trade Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has confirmed what we already knew: George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins really, really didn’t get along. Ranadive told USA Today’s Sam Amick in an interview that Karl, coach of the Kings at the time, spent the summer of 2015 trying to ship Cousins out the door." October 11

  • DeMarcus Cousins excited about options in high post

    Sacramento Bee "DeMarcus Cousins can sum up his feelings about the Kings’ offense in nine words: “I love it. I love it. I love it.” New coach Dave Joerger plans to use Cousins in the high post more, allowing the two-time All-Star center to be more of a facilitator while continuing to be a scoring..." October 04

  • DeMarcus Cousins sponsors panel discussion with police in Mobile

    SI "DeMarcus Cousins is sponsoring a panel discussion with police and community members in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. The Kings center and recent Olympic gold medalist will return home Sept. 3 with an eye toward the community, helping hold a discussion labeled “Break the Silence, Build the..." September 01

  • A League Exec Says The Kings Are ‘Fooling Themselves’ If They Think DeMarcus Cousins Is Staying

    Uproxx "To say it’s been a rocky start to DeMarcus Cousins‘ career with the Sacramento Kings would be a massive understatement. Through his first six seasons, they’ve been through almost as many coaches, prematurely firing the only one he got along with in Mike Malone and replacing him with George Karl,..." August 30

  • Cousins open to competing in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Boston Globe "Vlade Divac is president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and also general manager of the Sacramento Kings. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, his two worlds collided when his Serbian team matched up with Team USA twice in the Olympic tournament. The first game was a tight 94-91 Team USA win..." August 28

  • DeMarcus Cousins faces his last shot at normalcy with the Kings

    CBS Sports "Imagine being born into complete and utter chaos. No, this isn't something comparing Sacramento Kings franchise center DeMarcus Cousins and the Scottish auto-tune accented Bane character from Christopher Nolan's last Batman movie. But Cousins' NBA career was born into a chaotic environment that..." August 27

  • Execs Don't Expect DeMarcus Cousins To Re-Sign With Kings In 2018

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarcus Cousins is expected by many around the NBA to leave the Sacramento Kings in 2018 when he's eligible for free agency. "They're fooling themselves if they think he's sticking around," said one league executive. "The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn't a point..." August 26

  • Team USA Responds to Brittney Griner's Claim That She Could Beat Cousins in 1 on 1

    Complex "The USA men’s and women’s teams both have strong starting centers in this year’s Olympics. DeMarcus Cousins is a two-time NBA All-Star with the Sacramento Kings; Brittney Griner is a two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year winner. They’re among the best post players in their respective..." August 19