DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • DeMarcus Cousins: All-NBA voting ‘absurd,’ ‘joke,’ ‘popularity contest’

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins was the only All-NBA player on a lottery team this year. The Kings center made the second team behind DeAndre Jordan. Credit voters for seeing past Sacramento’s dismal record and recognizing Cousins’ individual excellence. He has only so much power, and it would’ve been..." July 24

  • Kings won’t engage in Cousins trade inquiries, including one from Cavs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have sent on and off signals about trading DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s another “off” one. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: League sources peg the Kings’ stance on Cousins as a “non-starter.” They simply won’t go there on trade talk despite long-standing interest from the..." July 23

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins picks up yoga, drops weight

    Sacramento Bee "The tallest student attending the 9 a.m. hot yoga class at Vegas Hot! takes his place in the back of the room wearing a red Team USA workout shirt and shorts. He’s been here before and knows what awaits him in the next hour. “I need the strength, baby,” Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says. “I..." July 21

  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I still don’t feel I get the respect I deserve'

    Yahoo! Sports "In preparation for a summer with Team USA, a summer that will allow him to taste winning in the inverse to his experience with the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins decided to spend his offseason in Las Vegas, where he began partaking in a pastime that would be amusing to anyone paying attention..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins says remarks about Kings’ draft were ‘twisted’ around

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not as upset with the direction of the Sacramento Kings this offseason as we may think. Or, that’s what he wants us to believe, at least. After a Team USA practice on Monday, Cousins was asked about some of the moves the Kings have made in free agency and the draft. “I do..." July 20

  • DeMarcus Cousins Confused by Kings’ 2016 NBA Draft Strategy: "I Don’t Really Understand It"

    Complex "The Kings were not good—again—during the 2015-16 NBA season. Since DeMarcus Cousins joined the team back in 2010, Sacramento has failed to come anywhere close to finishing above .500, and as a result, Cousins has never made an appearance in the NBA Playoffs. Last season was especially bad due..." July 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins has lost 33 pounds since end of season

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been hitting the gym religiously since the end of the 2015-16 NBA season and has plenty to show for his efforts. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Cousins has already dropped 33 pounds this offseason." July 10

  • Sacramento Kings unlikely to trade DeMarcus Cousins this summer

    Sactown Royalty "Marc Stein recently joined Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast to discuss various free agency rumors and news, as well as potential offseason trades around the league. Naturally the discussion turned to the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins. When asked about the status of DeMarcus, Stein..." June 29

  • Cousins: Draft night tweet was about 'hot sculpting class,' not Kings' moves

    Sportsnaut "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins used his Twitter account during the NBA Draft in such a way that is seemed obvious he was not pleased with his team’s strategy. We covered that angle when his message hit social media, and it was hard to argue with him for feeling frustrated by what..." June 25

  • Cousins reacts to Papagiannis selection: 'Lord give me the strength'

    USA Today "We can never know what’s going on inside of DeMarcus Cousins’ head, but we’ll just lay out this timeline for you. Less than 10 minutes after the Kings selected Greek center Georgios Papagiannis at No. 13 via the Suns, Cousins took to Twitter with a curious post. " June 24

  • Report: Kings heavily engaged in trade talks to land D’Angelo Russell

    ClutchPoints "Two former rivals in the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen on tough times lately, and now they’re currently in talks to make a deal to help them potentially become playoff contenders once again. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Kings are “heavily engaged in trade talks”..." June 23

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins excited about Summer Olympics, next season

    Sacramento Bee "When Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins arrived at Sacramento High School on Thursday, he believed he was doing his job. At the DeMarcus Cousins Elite Skills Basketball Camp – free for the 200 youngsters – he wasn’t just making an appearance. He believes he has a responsibility to help lift..." June 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins earns Team USA Basketball spot for 2016 Rio Olympics

    A Sea of Blue "Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins will be part of the 2016 Rio Olympics. According to Marc Spears of ESPN, the former Kentucky Wildcats big man has earned a roster spot on Team USA Basketball for this year's Olympic festivities, which take place in August." June 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins sees double standard between himself and Draymond Green

    Sportsnaut "DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green are viewed by most in NBA circles in two completely different lights. Green is viewed by many as a firecracker who represents the heart and soul of the Golden State Warriors, as Carmichael Dave of 1140 AM in Sacramento put it on Twitter, while Cousins is..." May 24

  • Kings Have No Interest in Trading DeMarcus Cousins

    Sports Glory "DeMarcus Cousins has had trade rumors surrounding him throughout the majority of his career with the Sacramento Kings. He is without question one of the top players in the league, but his attitude has been a major red flag. Despite the attitude that he has shown in the past, Vlade Divac made it..." May 10

  • Karl, Cousins too much alike: 'We never kinda got together'

    CSN Bay Area "Gifted. Elite talent. One of the best in the game. Confrontational. Difficult. Mercurial. Obstinate. Unwilling to change. Who am I describing, DeMarcus Cousins or George Karl? They are two sides of the same coin. They would never admit it, but they are a lot more alike than you can..." May 06

  • DeMarcus Cousins’ Brother Reportedly Tased During Fight at Florida Nightclub

    Complex "DeMarcus Cousins and his brother Jaleel were reportedly involved in a disturbance at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday night that ended with Jaleel getting arrested. Jaleel, who plays basketball at the University of South Florida, was tased and arrested at The Drynk SoHo after he and..." May 05

  • Kings Should Trade DeMarcus Cousins As Soon As Possible

    Sacramento Bee "With his franchise in a prolonged funk and Golden 1 Center only months from a grand opening, Kings general manager Vlade Divac made the first crucial decision of his fledging front office career. He fired George Karl. So, OK, we saw that coming. The future Hall of Fame coach, who had 21..." May 03

  • George Karl: I never 'got into a good place' with DeMarcus Cousins

    Sacramento Bee "In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly..." May 01

  • Report: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Sacramento Kings reportedly have reached a point with DeMarcus Cousins that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for the superstar center. Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings general manager Vlade Divac envisions a possible scenario where he could pair the..." April 29

  • DeMarcus Cousins: Kings would be playoff team with ‘Michael Malone’

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins is not shy about placing the blame for another disappointing Sacramento Kings season on George Karl. In an interview with Carmichael Dave on KHTK 1140 in Sacramento Thursday, Cousins said he believes the Kings would be a playoff team had they not fired Michael Malone at the..." April 28

  • Report: Kings telling perspective coaches they will be backed if they discipline DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sacramento Kings hate the perception that star center DeMarcus Cousins runs the franchise. That he can push back against coaches with impunity. Meaning the Kings are are telling to potential coaches — Mark Jackson, Mike Woodson, Vinny Del Negro, Ettore Messina, Sam Mitchel, Luke Walton, and..." April 21

  • Cousins holds pep rally at Florin H.S., talks Kings next coach

    ABC News - Sacramento "Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins appeared at a pep rally at Florin High School on Thursday to reward students for generating the most votes out of any other Sacramento-area school during his All-Star voting campaign. Cousins appeared in the Florin gym to thank the students for their support..." April 18

  • 105d
    Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

    DeMarcus Cousins says he will not play in the last two games of the season

  • 108d
    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo (rest) are out tonight vs. Minnesota. Cousins will have played in one game in last 8 days now.

  • George Karl Says DeMarcus Cousins will sit out Kings’ remaining road games

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have six games left in the regular season, three at home and three on the road. DeMarcus Cousins will sit out the latter three, according to head coach George Karl." April 03

  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo get techs for sarcastically clapping, triggering Cousins suspension

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo, for better or worse, have no off switches. As the Kings were ready to run out the clock on their win over the Wizards – Sacramento’s 30th victory this season, its first 30-win season in eight years – Rondo committed an inbound violation. No big deal. The Kings..." March 31

  • Cousins planning to undergo procedures in prep for Team USA bid

    CSN Bay Area "As the season winds down and All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins looks to the summer, he has some pressing matters regarding his health that he must deal with before joining Team USA later this summer. “I have been preparing,” Cousins said when asked about Team USA following Friday’s win over the..." March 26

  • 121d
    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins participated in shoot-around this morning. He's listed as probable for tonight's game.

  • 123d
    James Ham @James_Ham

    DeMarcus Cousins is out tonight against the T-Wolves.

  • Kings Unlikely To Make DeMarcus Cousins Available Until 2017 Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "With the Sacramento Kings moving into a new arena and likely to undergo a coaching change in the offseason, DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to be traded in the offseason. Cousins still has two seasons remaining on his contract." March 17

  • Will the Sacramento Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins?

    USA Today "The Sacramento Kings are done. Not technically speaking, of course. They have 16 games left and a gap between themselves and a once-attainable playoff spot that is currently 7½-games wide. But for all intents and purposes, their 2015-16 campaign is over, and their streak of postseason absences..." March 17

  • Cousins says he was suspended by his coach, not the Kings

    Fox Sports "DeMarcus Cousins has clashed with Kings head coach George Karl more than once since last season, to the point where Karl was calling other teams over the summer to see if someone, anyone might be interested in a trade that would send Cousins out of town. Ownership has repeatedly said that..." March 14

  • DeMarcus Cousins takes to Instagram to say he was in the right

    Pro Basketball Talk "If DeMarcus Cousins feels he’s been wronged, he cannot and will not let it go. It’s true of battles big and small. Not with a referee, not with his coaches, not with anyone. It’s why his argument with George Karl during a timeout in the Kings’ loss to the Cavs Wednesday night spilled over into the..." March 11

  • Cousins was upset Karl didn't defend him enough to refs

    Yahoo! Sports "The reason for DeMarcus Cousins’ tirade on coach George Karl was the Sacramento Kings star’s belief that his coach hadn’t done enough to defend him to referees in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, league sources told The Vertical. The Kings suspended the All-Star center for..." March 11

  • Kings suspend Cousins for conduct detrimental to team

    CSN Bay Area "Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings have put their foot down. The team announced Thursday that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team after berating head coach George Karl. The latest incident between coach and player occurred during..." March 10

  • After holding punch, Cousins knows 'what to expect' from Steven Adams

    Sacramento Bee "After the Kings lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-116 on Monday at Sleep Train Arena, the buzz online wasn’t about the team’s lame defense in their third consecutive loss. Instead, most of the headlines were about center DeMarcus Cousins – again – with some including terms like “hellacious..." March 02

  • Cousins frank about where he and Karl are: 'In the same gym'

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins had a very literal answer for what could've been a rather touchy question about the relationship with his Sacramento Kings coach. "Where are you and George Karl these days," Rachel Nichols asked Cousins on The Jump on Thursday. "In the same gym," the Kings' All-Star center..." February 26

  • DeMarcus Cousins Thinks People Are Intimidated by Him Because He's Ugly

    Complex "One of these is not like the others. DeMarcus Cousins is... A. Intimidating B. Unpredictable C. A softie Trick question. Because, if you went with "C," you're wrong. Yes, Cousins is a softie! "I wouldn't go that far," Boogie told The Sacramento Bee. "No I am. I really am," he said,..." February 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins staying positive despite Kings’ slide in playoff picture

    Sacramento Bee "Even though the Kings’ once-promising playoff hopes have faded the last two weeks, DeMarcus Cousins is preaching the power of positive thinking. The NBA All-Star Game was a chance for Cousins to spend the weekend away from the negativity surrounding the team. Cousins had 11 points, four..." February 15

  • DeMarcus Cousins thinks he’s intimidating because he’s ugly

    Sacramento Bee "If you want to have some fun with DeMarcus Cousins, tell him deep down he’s really a softie. A big old teddy bear. Or any other metaphor that’s the opposite of the snarling King on the court. “I wouldn’t go that far,” Cousins said. Then that smile kicks in. “No I am,” he said. “I..." February 15

  • Kings Make It Clear DeMarcus Cousins Not Available

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings have made it clear DeMarcus Cousins is not available ahead of the trade deadline. The Kings considered trading Cousins last June amid a difference of personalities between he and George Karl" February 12

  • Kings may keep George Karl, but that doesn't solve DeMarcus Cousins riddle

    Sporting News "The atmosphere inside the Kings locker room, one source with knowledge of the team said, can be best described as “poisonous.” It is under that cloud that coach George Karl is surviving, if barely. ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon that Karl has staved off firing once again, but another go at..." February 10

  • With George Karl likely out, Kings still need to solve DeMarcus Cousins riddle

    Sporting News "The atmosphere inside the Kings locker room, one source with knowledge of the team said, can be best described as “poisonous.” It is under that cloud that coach George Karl is surviving, if only temporarily. Karl’s rumored firing is not really going to change that dynamic, which has been..." February 09

  • Kings remove T-shirts with monkey on them on first day of Black History Month

    Sacramento Bee "If you were at Sleep Train Arena about 90 minutes before tipoff Monday night, you would have thought the Kings were handling major laundry duty. Before fans entered for the game against the Milwaukee Bucks, T-shirts that were placed on every seat to celebrate the Lunar New Year were being..." February 02

  • 174d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins (sprained ankle) is out tonight against the Bucks.

  • DeMarcus Cousins day-to-day after spraining left ankle

    SI "Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins left Saturday’s 121–117 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies with a left ankle sprain. X-rays were negative and the center is day-to-day, the team announced. As Cousins and center Marc Gasol attempted to secure up a loose ball late in the fourth quarter, Gasol..." January 31

  • 179d
    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    maybe he couldn’t be voted an All-Star starter, but he’ll settle for being best big man in the @NBA as a consolation

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on Blazers' Meyers Leonard: 'He's not even a defender'

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 112-97 on Tuesday and a key element in the win was limiting Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins to 17 points on 4-of-20 shooting. "I could tell what their scheme was: to try to frustrate me," Cousins said. "Meyers whatever you say it -- yeah, Leonard --..." January 27