DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 CSNNE.com, 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

  • Brittney Griner thinks she can beat DeMarcus Cousins one-on-one

    Sporting News "Brittney Griner and DeMarcus Cousins are premier bigs in their respective leagues, the WNBA and NBA, but could Griner beat Cousins one-on-one? The WNBA star believes she can. "I'm just gonna use that to fuel this," Griner said, via ESPN.com, when being told that Cousins thinks she'd be no..." August 17

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • Brittney Griner Wants To Play DeMarcus Cousins 1-on-1

    Black Sports Online "Let me be the first to say that this matchup would be about as one-sided as you’ll ever see, but if she wants ‘Boogie’ — let’s make that happen. Brittney Griner playing with the big boys has been a hypothetical conversation for years, but now the Team USA center really wants some tough..." August 10

  • DeMarcus Cousins Recounts Story of Police Pulling Rifles on Him and His Friends in High School

    Complex "Many NBA stars are making their voices heard as the public debate around the police treatment of African-Americans continues to grow. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony opened the ESPYs with a bold statement that set the tone, and the famously politically quiet Michael..." July 30

  • Cousins on police violence: 'I've learned about both sides'

    The Undefeated "USA Basketball center DeMarcus Cousins remembers being “scared for my life,” when police officers’ rifles were being pointed at the then-high school basketball star with so much promise. “I remember it being after a high school game. Me and my friends are riding home, we hop out of the car at..." July 29

  • Kings GM Vlade Divac: DeMarcus Cousins is ‘most dominant player in the whole world’

    CSN Bay Area "Team USA doesn’t need DeMarcus Cousins to score 26 points a night. They don’t need him to handle the ball or launch from three. He’s on the Olympic team for one reason -- to dominate the glass. Everything else is just gravy. Through the first two exhibition games, Cousins posted 13 points and..." July 28

  • It would be nearly impossible for the Wizards to pull off a DeMarcus Cousins trade this summer

    Bullets Forever "Now that the KD2DC dream is dead and gone, there’s been a lot of chatter about the next way for the Wizards to acquire a superstar to pair with John Wall. The name that seems to keep coming up the most is DeMarcus Cousins. Regardless of how you feel about his antics or some of his shortcomings on..." July 26

  • 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