DeMarcus Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

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    Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham

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

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    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

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