HoopsHype Marcus Cousin rumors

July 2, 2012 Updates
October 23, 2011 Updates

"Elevate" certainly doesn't suffer from the absence of brutality and star power. (Actually, sharp-eyed hoop heads will catch the likes of John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and other eventual college and pro luminaries during an international youth tournament in the film's second half.) Instead, its focus on the tireless work of the staff at SEEDS Academy, the "one-of-a-kind boarding school for basketball players" in Senegal that helps the four leads find their way to the U.S., and the perseverance shown by four young men dealing with epic change in all phases of their lives, is engrossing. Invigorating. Uplifting. Yahoo! Sports

October 21, 2011 Updates

So he and Wolves teammates Wes Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Wayne Ellington and Lazar Hayward will play, as will DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Howard, Mario Chalmers and Sam Young. "That's easy," he said when asked how he'll choose teams. "It's going to be Minnesota Timberwolves against everyone else." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 20, 2011 Updates

Looks like lockout basketball in Sacramento coming closer to becoming a reality. Kings forward Donté Greene appeared on the Carmichael Dave Show and said the Goon Squad Classic is rounding into form. Who’s playing? He’s received commitments from Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Houston Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn along with fellow Kings teammates Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. Greene also has Twitter commitments from new rookie Isaiah Thomas and J.J. Hickson. The Kings forward is working on wooing Kevin Durant , Rudy Gay and soon-to-be rookie-sensation Jimmer Fredette to play as well. Cowbellkingdom.com

October 13, 2011 Updates
October 12, 2011 Updates

They can't get into Target Center these days, so NBA stars John Wall, Joakim Noah and DeMarcus Cousins are among those expected to play in Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley's "All Star Classic" at Osseo High School -- of all places -- next week. Beasley's Wolves teammates Derrick Williams, Wes Johnson, Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington and former Wolf Sebastian Telfair are scheduled to play as well in the Friday night, Oct. 21 exhibition game. So, too, are Boston's Jeff Green, Detroit's Greg Monroe, L.A. Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, Chicago's Keith Bogans and Beasley's longtime pal, former Dukie Nolan Smith. Missing from the list -- at least for now -- is childhood buddy Kevin Durant. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Earlier today, Kings fans tweeted at the Sacramento Kings forward about putting together a charity exhibition game in the Capital region. He took their message to heart and it appears Greene has plans in the works to host a game the weekend before Thanksgiving. Among the players who’ve declared their interest? Wizards point guard John Wall along with Greene’s fellow teammates Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins. New King J.J. Hickson also says he’d like to play. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn, Lakers forward and Sacramento native Matt Barnes, teammates Tyreke Evans and Hassan Whiteside were also extended Twitter invites by the Kings forward. Cowbellkingdom.com

October 6, 2011 Updates

Christian Laettner, arguably the most hated man in University of Kentucky basketball history, is coming to Rupp Arena to coach a group of “villains” against a team of famous Wildcats alumni on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Former UK player Jeff Sheppard, who now owns an apparel company and is involved in sports marketing with Wazoo Sports, organized the game. Former Wildcat Rex Chapman will coach the Big Blue All Stars, whose roster includes DeMarcus Cousins, Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, Jodie Meeks, Chuck Hayes, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson. Courier-Journal

But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins. Washington Post

August 17, 2011 Updates

As of late Sunday, the Goodman-Shaw League showdown was still on for next Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Trinity University. The confirmed participants were, for the Goodman (D.C.) squad, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Michael Beasley, Grizzlies rookie Josh Selby and forward Sam Young, Kings big men DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene, And1 star Hugh (Baby Shaq) Jones and D.C. guard Warren (D-Nice) Jefferson. The Shaw (L.A.) League has commitments from Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Dorell Wright, Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Pooh Jeter. Durant warmed up for the battle this past weekend by leading his Madness team to the Goodman championship game on Sunday with 44 points. The Shaw game will end a whirlwind summer of playing for the Thunder's superstar, who told the Washington Post he's set an October 1 deadline for deciding whether he'll play abroad if the lockout continues into the regular season. NBA.com

June 22, 2011 Updates
June 5, 2011 Updates

I can't help but believe he could help transform a team that, as a group, was pathetically out of shape last season. Think Miami Heat. Less is more. Samuel Dalembert. Donte Greene. Omri Casspi. DeMarcus Cousins. Tyreke. Most do the above-mentioned players (excluding Casspi) need to lose weight, and given their age (none above 30), this should be a major concern for the organization. I am assuming one of the Kings assistants is spending time with Cousins before the collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30? Sacramento Bee

May 11, 2011 Updates
April 10, 2011 Updates

The Rockets have reached an agreement with former University of Houston center Marcus Cousin and will sign him to a three-year, non-guaranteed deal today, a person with knowledge of the move said. Cousin, a 6-11 center who played briefly for the Rockets 2009 summer league team, was with the Spurs and Jazz this season. Houston Chronicle

The Houston Rockets have officially been eliminated from the NBA playoffs so Daryl Morey (and company) has apparently decided to focus on making sure Houston's D-League team -- the Rio Grande Valley Vipers -- is able to keep its playoff run alive for a little while longer. In a move Ridiculous Upside has confirmed, the Rockets will call-up former Houston Cougar Marcus Cousin -- who played this season with the Austin Toros -- and assign him immediately to the Vipers. To make room for Cousin on Houston's roster, the team will release DeMarre Carroll. To make room on the team's D-League roster, the Rockets will recall the ineffective Hasheem Thabeet. Ridiculous Upside

To make room for Cousin, the Rockets will waive forward DeMarre Carroll, a forward acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies in the trade that sent Shane Battier to Memphis. Hasheem Thabeet, the other player acquired in that deal, will be recalled from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers with Cousin taking Thabeet’s spot on the Vipers roster. Houston Chronicle

March 18, 2011 Updates

Marcus Cousin’s time with the Jazz has come to an end. The rookie center was released Friday by Utah, after averaging 1.0 points, 0.8 rebounds and 4.5 minutes in four games. He joined the Jazz last Wednesday via a 10-day contract and a call-up from the NBA Development League’s Austin Toros. But that contract expired Friday, and the Jazz had to offer a second 10-day deal to keep Cousin in uniform. With Utah reserve center Francisco Elson showing progress during his recovery from knee and ankle injuries, and fellow reserve big man Kyrylo Fesenko already struggling to record game-time minutes, Cousin became expendable. Salt Lake Tribune

Marcus Cousin's time with the Jazz has come to an end. The rookie center was released today by Utah, after averaging 1.0 points, 0.8 rebounds and 4.5 minutes in four games. He joined the Jazz last Wednesday via a 10-day contract and a call up from the NBA Development League's Austin Toros. But that contract expired today, and the Jazz had to offer a second 10-day deal to keep Cousin in uniform. With Utah reserve center Francisco Elson showing progress during his recovery from knee and ankle injuries, and fellow reserve big man Kyrylo Fesenko already struggling to record game-time minutes, Cousin became expendable. Salt Lake Tribune

March 9, 2011 Updates

The injury-plagued Utah Jazz have called up center-power forward Marcus Cousin out of the NBA Development League. The Jazz have not officially announced the signing of Cousin, but he flew to Toronto on Tuesday and will play for the Jazz in Wednesday night’s game against the Raptors. Salt Lake Tribune

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