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Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

Posted on: November 12, 2010 7:05 pm
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Kings rookie forward clashes with coaching staff and is fined. Posted by Matt Moore

DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly recently been fined by the Sacramento Kings for clashes with the coaching staff.

I'm going to give you a second to get over your shock. I know. A gentle soul like DeMarcus Cousins? A sweet, humble, coachable guy like Cousins? How could this happen? What did those coaches do to provoke him like this? Maybe it was Calipari! Yeah, that's it. Calipari warped him!

Okay, so anyway, ESPN reports that Cousins was fined after not just an isolated incident, but a series of incidents that has created an air of tension.

You had to see this coming. This is part of the package. They brought in a coach from his youth just to try and keep him in line. They've done their part in trying to deal with him. That's not to say they shouldn't fine him. That's part of the process, too. But this still wasn't part of the initial best-case-scenario.

Cousins basic stats, 11 and 6, aren't great. But his per-40 numbers are terrific (a double-double) and all his advanced stats look great for a rook, too. It may be time for him to get the ball more if he can stay out of foul trouble (he's also averaging 8.0 fouls per 40). The Kings are certainly not getting it done with him in doses. Not the start the Kings wanted for this season, which was supposed to be one of growth for them.
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Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 11:25 am
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

I don't think any young player should be treated like a tin god, but if DeMarcus Cousins is sounding off because Samuel Dalembert is getting too many of his minutes nonbiasedone just might have a point...  You gotta give Cousins and Tyreke Evans all the minutes they can handle because they are the only men who can take the Kings out of the also-ran category in the West.   Besides if they are kept ultra busy on the court they will be too tired out to sound off or speed off on the freeways.    &n
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Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 3:19 am
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

The Kings are as confused as the people who have posted on this story.  Now, I am not going to pretend to know what the clash was about but if I were him I would be upset that a bum like Dalembert is getting minutes he should be getting.  This guy should not be averaging 24 minutes a game and that's my point, what's wrong with the Kings, they stink so why is Dalembert getting minutes?  Cousins, Thompson, Evans, Casspi, Green, the young guys need to be getting all the minutes they can because playing Garcia, Dalembert, Beno, that is going to do nothing more than win you 30 games a year.  Drop these bums, get a couple more Top 5 lottery picks, ie a real PG (Austin Rivers in the 2012 draft or Irving if he comes out this year) so you can move Reke to the 2 because you know assist is not in his vocabulary and a PF like Harrison Barnes and there you go.  Until then, like a said its like watching a confused team and a confused front office, are we staying, are we going, are we going old, going young, let’s fire our last 3 coaches because we have no direction because were idiots and no intelligent owners, our GM sucks but we won’t fire him for some reason, let's trade our SG for a guy that we where we already have the position filled and now we have to play Beno because we don't have a SG...drop the dead weight, build through the draft and play the guys that are the future starting with this goon Cousins!




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 11:14 pm
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

see also: cheap shot artist (unprovoked elbow in floor scramble early last college season), punk, bee-yi-yo-yaaawwtch. ...and I'm a Kings fan, er was.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:20 pm
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

some people just don't get it...



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

Geez, this guy must just be a total horse's ass.  Young, rich, and the world at his feet; yet he can't drop his douchedom long enough to let guys who know more about the game than he ever will offer him some assistance.  Some people don't deserve the draw they get.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 7:19 pm
 

Report: DeMarcus Cousins fined by Kings

I, for one, am stunned beyond belief..... ;-)


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