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Cousins shoots down the idea he wants out of Sactown

Mar 4, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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DeMarcus Cousins is a phenomenally temperamental player. He’s not a bad kid, by any account. That gets lost in all of his infuriating on-court behavior. He tends to annoy teammates, but he’s not causing trouble on or off court outside of some lazy defense from time to time. He’s also ruining everyone as of late, scoring and rebounding at insane rates per minute.

But there’s always questions about whether a player of his nature will try and push his way out of town, especially after the incident with Paul Westphal and subsequent comments from Andrew Bynum about feeling bad for him having to play in Sacramento.

But DMC shut down this rumors in an interview with the Boston Herald:

“Sacramento is where I want to be,’’ he said. “I want to bring the organization back, help the organization get started back winning. I love the city of Sacramento. That’s where I want to be. End of story.

“We can dig a hole, throw that topic in there, cover it with dirt, pack it down. I want to be in Sacramento. End of story.’’

via Innovative GM Morey applies Rocket science – The Boston Globe.

That’s good to hear, since DMC is going to be there with the rookie contract and extension for a while. It’s nice that he’s not going to try and force his way out, but it’s not like he gets credit for that. You’re not supposed to force your way out of your team. It would be difficult in any respect for him to, considering his reputation, but his production also leads  you to believe they don’t want to. Keith Smart has gotten through to the youngster and that helps tremendously.

So for now, no big blow-up in Sacramento, Hopefully he’ll continue to mature into the franchise player they need him to be.

  1. goforthanddie - Mar 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    He seems to be doing a lot better since Smart took over, no reason he should want out yet. Plus he needs to clean up his reputation a bit before he’s tradeable for near-value.

  2. Dustin Chace White - Mar 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Why do stories that involve players saying something always link to their profile rather than the actual story? I know who Andrew Bynum is. I was expecting to get the story mentioned when I clicked on his name. Sources = increased credibility. Thanks.

  3. SOSB - Mar 4, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Stats for Feb: 19 ppg, 12 rpg 41.9 FG%.

    42% for a center?

    Yikes.
    So yeah, let’s not go crazy over this guy just yet.

    • thetruth113 - Mar 5, 2012 at 3:45 AM

      That is a reflection of him being a 21 year old wanting to light up the scoreboard and taking too many stupid, contested shots, not a lack of talent. Once he matures and starts putting the team first his offensive efficiency will be up there with the best big men in basketball

  4. dspohn55 - Mar 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Take it from a guy who watches him every night, this kid is the real deal. He is third in the NBA in rebounding and leads the league by far in charges taken. DeMarcus is our best player by a mile and the city of Sacramento loves this guy.

  5. sasquash20 - Mar 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I just want to thank my Sixers for taking E.Turner instead of this beast. Always take talent over the safe pick. True Cousins may be a head case but he just turned 21. Turner clearly isn’t as good, and we already have 2-3 guys that play just like him. Not to mention hes 3 years older. Bad draft Sixers.

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