HoopsHype DeMarcus Cousins rumors

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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“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

February 26, 2014 Updates

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had to be restrained as he screamed at an official following his ejection from Sacramento’s 129-103 home loss to Houston on Tuesday. This was a one-sided affair from very early on, as the Rockets led 50-19 in the second quarter, and Cousins didn’t stick around to see the end of it. With a little over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter and Houston leading 73-54, Rockets center Dwight Howard stretched to finish an alley-oop dunk with Cousins underneath him. After the slam attempt missed, Cousins was called for a foul for leaning in Howard’s direction, although there didn’t appear to be much contact between the players. SI.com

After the game, Cousins issued an apology on Twitter. “Disappointed with the way I acted out on the court tonight,” he wrote. “I want to apologize and say sorry to my team and the fans for letting them down.” Cousins now has a league-high 15 technical fouls on the season and will face a one-game suspension following his next technical foul. This was his first ejection of the season. Last year, Cousins racked up a league-high 17 technical fouls and four ejections. SI.com

February 21, 2014 Updates

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