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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento
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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.  Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds...

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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team

Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds the Kings center wants to be part of the new direction the team's management is going. 

"I'm loyal to my city. That's one thing I am. I'm loyal. That's the biggest thing. I'm not going to give up on it."

Jones notes Cousins' long silence, which began when Vivek Ranadive took over as team owner on May 31, led some observers to believe he wanted out of Sacramento via a trade. Some even thought Cousins wanted to leave if he doesn't get the maximum contract allowed under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement which is five years at $80 million.  

However, he says he wants to be a Sacramento King even though he feels he hasn't received the treatment he deserves. Jones cites Cousins' past clashes with former Kings coaches Paul Westphal and Keith Smart as examples. 

"I do want to be a King. I do."

Cousins, who is working out at a USA Basketball minicamp with 27 other aspirants in Las Vegas, also says USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo calling him "immature" last year was "blown out of proportion."

"I believe the whole thing was blown out of proportion. What was said between us really wasn't as bad as it (seemed). For him to just push that aside and give me another chance, I'm very thankful for it. I'm going to come in here and make the best of my opportunity."

Cousins averaged 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 75 games in the 2012-13 NBA season, per ESPN stats.  


2 weeks ago

GIF: Ben McLemore Soars For Fast Break Alley-Oop In Kings’ Third Straight Win

Nov 4 2014 2:45pm CST | Source: dime mag

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Sacramento Kings’ 3-1 start? They’ve done it with virtually no production from recent lottery picks Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas. Sacramento is winning with defense and timely post scoring from DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, which makes such success despite all-encompassing struggles of their young shooting guards even […] The post GIF: Ben McLemore Soars For Fast Break Alley-Oop In Kings’ Third Straight Win a ...
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2 weeks ago

Triple-Flop!? Rudy Gay, Kenneth Faried and DeMarcus Cousins Make NBA History

Nov 4 2014 11:30am CST | Source: The Big Lead

Triple-flop? We’ve seen synchronized flops and double-flops, but a tripe-flop? This is unprecedented, uncharted territory. Yet we saw it in Monday’s Nuggets – Kings game when Team USA teammates DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Kenneth Faried got together and acted like someone pulled the pin on a grenade. To Boogie’s credit, he didn’t hit the deck, but he might have just seen the other two guys falling down and figured th ...
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2 weeks ago

DeMarcus Cousins, Kenneth Faried and Rudy Gay Combine for Elusive Triple Flop

Nov 4 2014 9:33am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Like a triad of world-class synchronized swimmers, three professional basketball players came together Monday night and elevated the act of falling to an art form.  The beautiful moment occurred on the floor of the Pepsi Center as the Sacramento Kings took on the Denver Nuggets. Caught in a three-way battle for position, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Kenneth Faried joined together and blossomed like a flower, falling away from each ...
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2 weeks ago

Good morning. The Triple Flop is real.

Nov 4 2014 7:18am CST | Source: SBNation

That and much more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. IMPORTANT BASKETBALL NEWS IN LIKE 30 SECONDS! The Grizzlies and Rockets remain undefeated! Chandler Parsons is still scoring out of his mind (29 vs. Boston in a nail-biter). The Kings are 3-1 (and are totally maybe possibly t ...
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2 weeks ago

Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins, and Rudy Gay execute the triple flop

Nov 4 2014 12:15am CST | Source: SBNation

This isn't *actually* three players flopping at the same time. It appears to be some sort of interpretative dance. But we couldn't figure out what else to call it. This is hypnotic, and we can't stop watching it. At the exact same instant in time, Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins,and Rudy Gay flail their arms wildly into the air, and we can't figure out why. Did an acting instructor tell them to pretend a grenade went o ...
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2 weeks ago

Video: Is This A Triple Flop By Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, And DeMarcus Cousins?

Nov 4 2014 12:15am CST | Source: dime mag

We really, really don’t want to believe that this is the first recorded triple flop in history of the NBA. But after careful consideration and an initial inclination to judge it otherwise, we couldn’t come to any other other conclusion – Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, and DeMarcus Cousins all flopped simultaneously in Monday night’s matchup between […] The post Video: Is This A Triple Flop By Kenneth Faried, Rudy Gay, And DeMarcus Cousins? appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NB ...
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2 weeks ago

Collison scores 21 as Kings hold off Nuggets

Nov 3 2014 11:11pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Darren Collison scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 16.2 seconds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Denver Nuggets 110-105 on Monday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 14 rebounds as the Kings started the season 3-1 for the first time since 2010-11. Sacramento showed no signs of fatigue after beating the Clippers the day before in Los Angeles. Collison secured the win by hitting two free ...
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2 weeks ago

Nuggets not looking past improved Kings

Nov 3 2014 2:00pm CST | Source: denver post

With Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings come to Denver with star power on the perimeter and in the post. ...
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2 weeks ago

NBA Kicks of the Night

Nov 3 2014 9:07am CST | Source: slamonline

The NBA wrapped up its first full weekend of the 2014 season with four games on Sunday’s menu. The Sacramento Kings jolted the Los Angeles Clippers 98-92, led by the efforts of the much-improved DeMarcus Cousins, who put in work wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2014. Carmelo Anthony, rocking the Melo M10,  made history last night as he scored his 20,000th point as the Knicks posted a home W over the Charlotte Hornets. Th ...
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3 weeks ago

Clippers fall to Kings, 98-92, for first loss of season

Nov 2 2014 5:36pm CST | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings handed the poor shooting Clippers their first loss, 9 ...
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