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DeMarcus Cousins records first career triple-double against Celtics (VIDEO)

Dec 31, 2012, 8:43 AM EDT

How’s that for a showcase game? With trade winds swirling around DeMarcus Cousins, the big man went out and put his skills on full display for Celtics GM Danny Ainge to get a good long look at in a huge 118-96 win at home.

This wasn’t the prettiest triple-double game you’ll ever see — Cousins was 4-for-12 from the field — but the Kings absolutely dominated the Celtics, and Cousins keyed a lot of the action. He made the high-low pass, he ran the floor in transition, and he bullied Boston’s frontcourt much of the night.

Cousins hasn’t performed up to his talent level in the least bit, but when he does things like this on the floor, it’s a little easier to block out everything else and dream on his potential:

  1. The Buffer Zone - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    The Kings should not trade Cousins. They finally found a starting lineup that works & they need to build on it. The key to Cousins maturing in letting him Isaiah Thomas grow together. And when Tyreke returns, replace Salmons not Thornton.
    PG- Thomas
    SG- Thornton
    C- Cousins
    SF- Salmons/Evans
    PF- Thompson

    • saint1997 - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM

      I don’t know man. I think Evans would work significant better as a slashing 2, he’s too undersized for the 3 and without a consistent J i dunno. Also I really think that Thompson’s ceiling is so low they should be giving Robinson a bit more burn in at the 4

  2. dabceb - Dec 31, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Now is the time to sale…. His value shall be no higher. With the Kings, his attitude is too temperamental. He needs older/mature players (w/skins) to help him develop.

    Most importantly, he needs an established coach with street-credentials.

  3. spthegr8 - Dec 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    The question with Cousin’s has NEVER been about talent. He has plenty of it. As a Laker fan, I hope they trade him. But I wouldn’t yet!!! I think the ONLY way they save him, is too find a current or past player too come in and mentor him. It has too be someone who he respect’s and look’s up too. Somebody too show him how too be a professional, on and off the court. Hope he MATUER’S before it’s too late. If he doesn’t, it would be a damn shame!!!!!

  4. jrose606 - Dec 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    you would think this writer would have the mind to at least add the stat line .

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