DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Suns, Kings have had trade discussions about Cousins

    Arizona Sports "The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings have had discussions about a trade involving All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro. Gambadoro reports the discussions have centered around involving small forward T.J. Warren, center Alex Len, Phoenix’s first-round..." February 01

  • Sources: DeMarcus Cousins won't be prosecuted for incident in nightclub

    ESPN "All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings will not be arrested or prosecuted ‎in the wake of a December nightclub incident in New York, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Cousins has been "cleared of all wrongdoing' by authorities after a Dec. 5 altercation..." January 30

  • Kings Aspired To Create Big 3 With Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

    Real GM Basketball "Vivek Ranadive previously told one league insider he aspired for the Sacramento Kings to assemble a big three with Russell Westbrook joining DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Before he tore his left Achilles tendon, Gay remained with the Kings because Ranadive believed deeply he would re-sign..." January 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Playoff race is 'eating me alive'

    CSN Bay Area "With their 109-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, the Sacramento Kings sit 10 games under .500 at 17-27. In almost any other season, that would mean that they were dead in the water in the Western Conference playoff race. But this it the 2016-17 season where anything is possible..." January 25

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins chides officials after questionable call

    ESPN "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins used sarcasm to mask his frustration after a questionable call went against him late in Saturday's 102-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls. With 15.7 seconds in regulation and the game tied at 99-99, Bulls guard Dwyane Wade stole the ball from Kings forward..." January 22

  • 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