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The injury is actually good news financially for Moreland. Prior, he had just $200,000 of his $507,336 salary guaranteed, and he’d already earned $199,950 by staying on the roster this long. Now, as a result of the injury, the full salary is guaranteed. The final two years of his deal remain unguaranteed, so Moreland will have to prove himself during the offseason and preseason for Sacramento to bring him back. But at least he’ll be around the rest of this year, which was no guarantee until now. NBCSports.com

January 1, 2015 Updates

According to Cousins, his actions weren’t just about frustration with the way the Kings were playing, though there was plenty of that. “I did have an issue (with Smart),” said Cousins, who had received a first-quarter technical for screaming at ref Danny Crawford and was ejected. “It didn’t start with the box-out. It was the pick. He tried to run through my chest, then he came and I felt he took a cheap shot on the box-out, and that’s what resulted to what happened. “But even with that being said, I’ve got to make better decisions. The team depends on me every night, and I just can’t do things like that.” Boston Herald

By that point, more than 20 minutes after the game, Cousins appeared to have settled down. That wasn’t the case in the immediate aftermath. According to multiple sources, Cousins said, “That’s OK. I’ll get him after the game,” on his way from the scene. There was, therefore, a bit larger security presence in the hallway between the two dressing rooms. Smart, meanwhile, was profoundly unruffled by his significantly larger adversary. “To be honest, I’m not really worried about that,” he said of the altercation after going for 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. “He knows that I’m not going to back down from it. I don’t see why I got the tech though, but it’s all good. They didn’t really tell me that, but it’s all good. I’m one of those guys that’s not going to back down from anything, so I’m going to let that be known.” Boston Herald

Told of Cousins’ objections, Smart said, “Man, it was a box-out. That’s his opinion. Everybody saw the play. Like I said, I’m not going to back down from anything. If that’s what he thinks, that’s what he thinks.” And the pick? “Once again, that’s what he thinks,” Smart said. “I’m just playing defense.” Boston Herald

December 31, 2014 Updates

With the Sacramento Kings already down 90-69 on the road against the Celtics, center DeMarcus Cousins let his frustration get the best of him. Six-foot-four guard Marcus Smart tried to box out Cousins and barged into the Kings star, and Cousins reacted by grabbing Smart’s jersey and hurling him to the floor. For The Win

But Corbin will be given the rest of the season to see if he can implement the faster-paced offense the front office and ownership want. “We’ve got to work and make sure we settle down as we try to change things offensively and whatever pace we try to play at, but working to get better,” Corbin said. That management had made the commitment to Corbin was news to his players. “I didn’t know,” Cousins said. “I didn’t know officially until (Monday) night, either. That’s when a lot of us found out.” Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Kings coach Tyrone Corbin says his interim tag has been lifted for the rest of the season. Corbin spoke before the game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. He replaced fired coach Michael Malone on Dec. 15. Corbin says the team can "relax on that part of it and focus more on the games." The Kings are 2-5 since Corbin took over the team. Salt Lake Tribune



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