HoopsHype DeMarcus Cousins rumors

April 3, 2014 Updates

"I'm not the first franchise guy to be suspended for a game," Cousins says. "I shouldn't have done it, but why does it automatically mean I'm a horrible person? Look at Kevin Garnett. I'm pretty sure he's been suspended as a franchise guy. But when he does something, it's: 'He's passionate.' Joakim Noah -- 'He's passionate. You want him on your team.' So how does mine come up? 'He's immature. He needs to grow up.' "You can call it what you want: bad attitude, immature. You can say, 'He's a thug.' But I'm a competitor." Cousins draws out each of those last three words, like a challenge. Then he raises his enormous hands and drops them on his knees. ESPN.com

April 1, 2014 Updates

DeMarcus Cousins created a stir on the Internet on Sunday night. And he had fun doing so. Pictures surfaced of Cousins’ first “album” under the name Boogie Smooth titled “Misunderstood,” with the first single being a rhythm and blues groove titled “Emotional” featuring Chance The Rapper. Cousins even asked via Twitter on Monday if he could be any worse than Shaquille O’Neal or Chris Webber, who also dabbled in music during their careers. Sacramento Bee

But Boogie Smooth’s career is all in fun. Cousins, who is friends with rap stars Drake and Rick Ross, is not about to become a part-time R&B crooner. Cousins laughed when asked about the musical project, as did his teammates. Coach Michael Malone even found the musical venture comical. “I was hoping that it wasn’t true because I don’t know if anybody would even buy that album,” Malone said. “I guess April Fools’ came a few days early, but DeMarcus keeps everybody on the edge of their seat.” Sacramento Bee

March 31, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has not been wasting his free time this NBA season. Oh no. The former University of Kentucky standout is soon releasing an R&B album (!) called Misunderstood, which is perfect, under the moniker Boogie Smooth, which is somehow even more perfect. For The Win

It’s unclear if this is a single, an EP or an LP, but the lead single is called “Emotional” and it features a guest appearance from Chance the Rapper, who is an actual, well-respected rapper who has gotten good reviews from actual, well-respected music publications. The album also promises a bonus track called “Big Fellas” featuring Rick Ross, and if you’ll excuse me, I’m just going to go run ten laps around my house. For The Win

March 27, 2014 Updates

Add New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony to the list of players that love Cousins’ game and want to see more from him after the Knicks defeated the Kings, 107-99, Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena. “I love him, I love him,” Anthony said of Cousins. “I’m trying to get him to calm down a little bit but I love him, his game, what he can do out there on the basketball court. He stuffs the stat sheet, points, rebounds. He can pass the ball, got a good feel for the game. He just does a lot out there but I’m just trying to get him to calm down out there a little bit. Sacramento Bee

March 26, 2014 Updates

Did the NBA move too quickly in eliminating the center position on the All-Star ballot? At least one NBA executive believes so. "I wouldn't call it a renaissance because they don't play the position quite the same way, but the position is stocked with young quality players," he said, ticking off Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Jonas Valanciunas coming up behind Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Roy Hibbert and Marc Gasol. Bleacher Report

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Jason Jones: DeMarcus Cousins apologized to Sean Elliott over their run-in last season that led to Cousins being suspended 2 games for confronting him. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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“He lost his composure, that’s all I saw, and then he got thrown out of the game. It’s disappointing. But to be honest, I’m more disappointed about how we played,” Kings coach Michael Malone said. “Do I condone his actions? No, not at all. Does he have to handle himself better? Sure he does. We just need to get him to understand that we don’t need him to get kicked out of the ball game.” Cousins will be suspended for one game if when) he picks up his next technical foul, whioch would be his 16th. He then would be subject to a suspension for his 18th, 20th, 22nd, etc. SheridanHoops

Cousins picked up his fourth personal foul in questionable circumstances. The 23-year-old center was called for a shooting foul on Dwight Howard, who flew through the air to catch a lob from teammate James Harden. Cousins wasn’t so much upset about the call as he was about the technical that followed: “On the incident, I thought it was a bad call. Wasn’t really frustrated about the call. It was a bad call; we knew that. I was more frustrated about the technical I received because I really don’t know what I did to receive it. Just that on top of the bad foul, lost my cool, resulted in the second technical.” Cowbell Kingdom

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