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DeMarcus Cousins
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26.9 11.5 3.3
Team: SacramentoHeight: 6-11 Born: 8/13/1990
Position: F-CWeight: 270 Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama
College: KentuckyDraft: 1st Round 5th pick by Kings (2010)


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Apr. 7 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CT2:48 - Kings coach George Karl rested Cousins, the team's leading scorer and rebounder.
Analysis: Cousins should be in the lineup Saturday's final game at Sleep Train Arena.
Mar. 31 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST5:16 UAE (+1)03:1621:16 ET8:16 PM CT0:16 - Cousins received his 16th technical of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: That triggered an automatic suspension for Friday's game against Miami. Cousins usually earns his technicals by saying something inappropriate. This time it was for clapping after a turnover that resulted in the technical with 6.7 seconds remaining in the game so he didn't get his money's worth.
Mar. 23 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)02:2121:21 ET7:21 PM CT0:21 - Cousins was scratched from the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night with a bruised right knee.
Analysis: Cousins was listed as questionable for the game going in, but declared out by coach George Karl earlier in the day. Cousins has cemented himself as one of the best big men in the NBA, averaging 27.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists to carry the Kings.
Mar. 21 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4723:47 ET9:47 PM CT2:47 - Cousins had 19 points and 18 rebounds Monday.
Analysis: Cousins now has four straight double-doubles for the floundering Kings.
Mar. 20 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST6:39 UAE (+1)03:3922:39 ET8:39 PM CT1:39 - Cousins had 24 points and 20 rebounds Sunday night in an 88-80 victory at New York.
Analysis: Cousins is a stud as he played through his usual frustrations with the officiating and even a security guard, pushing him after he bumped into Cousins while Rajon Rondo was trying to separate his teammate from the officials at midcourt. He's got three straight double-doubles.
Mar. 16 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:571:57 ET11:57 PM CT4:57 - Cousins had 22 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's victory over the Lakers.
Analysis: Those are low numbers by Cousins' recent standards. He's averaging 29.2 points and 11.4 rebounds since Jan. 23 and he's usually good for at least 20 and 10 as long as he's on the court.
Mar. 13 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4723:47 ET9:47 PM CT2:47 - Cousins returned from his one-game suspension Sunday with another monster game in another loss.
Analysis: He had 31 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in a 108-99 loss to Utah.
Mar. 10 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT5:17 - Cousins had a bit of a rough shooting night on Wednesday but still posted 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Analysis: He made 8 of 22 shots and 1 of 6 3s. He has averaged 33.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting the last three games.
Mar. 10 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST0:45 UAE (+1)21:4515:45 ET2:45 PM CT19:45 - The Sacramento Kings have suspended center DeMarcus Cousins for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Analysis: Vlade Divac, the Kings' vice president of basketball operations and general manager, announced the disciplinary action Thursday. The Kings said Cousins would sit out Friday's home game against the Orlando Magic. Video from Sacramento's 120-111 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday showed Cousins sitting on the bench and in the huddle yelling and heatedly gesturing with his arm at coach George Karl, who was only a couple of feet away.
Mar. 8 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE06:090:09 ET11:09 PM CT4:09 - Cousins finished with 40 points and 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: It marked another wasted performance for Cousins as the Kings lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Mar. 6 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT4:29 - Cousins scored 31 points in the Kings' 104-94 loss at San Antonio on Saturday.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 27.1 points on the season.
Mar. 3 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT3:37 - Cousins finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds in Thursday's 104-101 win at Dallas.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 28.4 points and 13.4 rebounds in his last eight games.
Mar. 1 11:08 PM PT12:08 AM MT1:08 AM CT2:08 AM ET7:08 GMT15:08 12:08 AM MST2:08 AM EST11:08 UAE08:082:08 ET1:08 AM CT6:08 - Cousins scored 35 points with 12 rebounds in the Kings' 131-116 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 31.8 points and 13.2 rebounds over the last five games.
Feb. 27 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CT5:00 - Cousins finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists in Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He also had two 3-pointers, two steals and two blocks.
Analysis: Cousins has heated up, averaging 30.4 points and 13.2 rebounds over his last five games.
Feb. 25 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT4:35 - Cousins had 22 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday, but he shot just 8 of 23 from the field against the Spurs.
Analysis: Cousins had totaled 76 points and 29 rebounds while hitting 26 of 44 shots in his previous two games.
Feb. 23 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CT3:58 - Cousins scored 39 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 48.3 seconds left, and the Sacramento Kings edged the Denver Nuggets 114-110 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cousins has 53 games of at least 30 points in his career, including four in his last seven.
Feb. 19 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET4:52 GMT12:52 9:52 PM MST11:52 PM EST8:52 UAE05:5223:52 ET10:52 PM CT2:52 - Cousins had 37 points and 20 rebounds in Friday's win over the Nuggets.
Analysis: The rebounding total was a season high and came after three games of averaging 9.0. He's been limited to five offensive boards in his last five games.
Feb. 7 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CT2:50 - Cousins finished with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists in Sunday's 128-119 loss at Boston. He even hit three 3-pointers.
Analysis: The Kings are struggling but Cousins has averaged 28.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists in his last three games.
Feb. 6 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CT3:29 - Cousins had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's loss to Brooklyn.
Analysis: Cousins hit all four of his 3-point attempts in his first triple-double of the season.
Jan. 30 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT1:43 - Cousins returned to action Wednesday, finishing with 30 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Cousins missed one game after he exited Friday's loss at Memphis in the fourth quarter with a sprained left ankle.
Jan. 29 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Cousins posted 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Thursday's loss at New Orleans.
Analysis: The newly named All-Star has been on a month-long tear, as he's averaging a ridiculous 32.6 points and 12.8 rebounds in 14 January games.
Jan. 28 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)03:0721:07 ET8:07 PM CT0:07 - Cousins has been named a Western Conference reserve for next month's All-Star Game.
Analysis: Cousins' second career All-Star nod is a well-deserved one, as he's third in the league in scoring (27.3 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (11.3 rpg) while having the Kings in the playoff mix.
Jan. 27 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Cousins looked like he ran out of gas Tuesday.
Analysis: Cousins had 104 points in his previous two games but missed 17 of 21 shots and led the team with 17 points, significantly less than his season average of 27.3.
Jan. 26 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET5:46 GMT13:46 10:46 PM MST12:46 AM EST9:46 UAE06:460:46 ET11:46 PM CT3:46 - Cousins scored a career-high 56 points and pulled down 12 rebounds before fouling out in the second overtime as the Kings fell 129-128 to the Hornets on Monday.
Analysis: He made 21 of 30 shots from the field and 13 of 16 from the line in establishing a career high for the second straight game after a 48-point effort. Cousins matched Oscar Robertson's single-game franchise scoring record from 1964.
Jan. 24 10:29 PM PT11:29 PM MT12:29 AM CT1:29 AM ET6:29 GMT14:29 11:29 PM MST1:29 AM EST10:29 UAE07:291:29 ET12:29 AM CT4:29 - Cousins had a career-high 48 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Indiana Pacers 108-97 on Saturday night, their season-high fifth straight win.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 32.5 points in his last 11 games and has a string of 10 consecutive double-doubles.
Jan. 21 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Cousins earned player of the day honors Wednesday.
Analysis: Cousins had 36 points and 16 rebounds and outscored the entire starting Los Angeles frontcourt by nine. He scored six points in a 13-0 run that opened up a 17-point lead with 5:25 left.
Jan. 17 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT3:21 - Cousins had 19 points and 13 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Cousins averaged 32.9 points in his previous seven games so this was a bit disappointing.
Jan. 15 11:11 PM PT12:11 AM MT1:11 AM CT2:11 AM ET7:11 GMT15:11 12:11 AM MST2:11 AM EST11:11 UAE08:112:11 ET1:11 AM CT5:11 - Cousins continued his recent tear with a 36-point, 17-point effort in Thursday's win at Utah.
Analysis: Cousins has been on a mission in his seven January games, during which he's averaged 32.9 points and 13.4 rebounds. He's notched six double-doubles and scored at least 29 points over that stretch.
Jan. 14 11:55 PM PT12:55 AM MT1:55 AM CT2:55 AM ET7:55 GMT15:55 12:55 AM MST2:55 AM EST11:55 UAE08:552:55 ET1:55 AM CT5:55 - Cousins had 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 109-97 loss to visiting New Orleans on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Cousins is now averaging 32.3 points and 12.8 rebounds in his last six games. He's also boosted his season marks to 25.8 points and 10.8 boards.
Jan. 10 11:33 PM PT12:33 AM MT1:33 AM CT2:33 AM ET7:33 GMT15:33 12:33 AM MST2:33 AM EST11:33 UAE08:332:33 ET1:33 AM CT5:33 - Cousins had 33 points in a 128-116 loss to Golden State on Saturday night.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 32.4 points in his first five games in 2016.
Jan. 8 11:15 PM PT12:15 AM MT1:15 AM CT2:15 AM ET7:15 GMT15:15 12:15 AM MST2:15 AM EST11:15 UAE08:152:15 ET1:15 AM CT5:15 - Cousins had 29 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high seven assists in a 118-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 32.3 points and shooting 53.6 percent in his first four games in 2016.
Jan. 6 11:01 PM PT12:01 AM MT1:01 AM CT2:01 AM ET7:01 GMT15:01 12:01 AM MST2:01 AM EST11:01 UAE08:012:01 ET1:01 AM CT5:01 - Cousins had another monster game on Tuesday, finishing with 35 points and 17 rebounds in a double-overtime loss at Dallas.
Analysis: Cousins also had 10 turnovers, though his fantasy numbers have been through the roof of late. He's totaled 100 points and averaged 15.0 rebounds over a three-game stretch, scoring at least 32 points in each.
Jan. 5 11:37 PM PT12:37 AM MT1:37 AM CT2:37 AM ET7:37 GMT15:37 12:37 AM MST2:37 AM EST11:37 UAE08:372:37 ET1:37 AM CT5:37 - Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds in a 116-104 win over Oklahoma City on Monday night.
Analysis: Cousins has topped 30 points in each of his past two games.
Dec. 29 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST9:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CT3:40 - Cousins was awful in a loss at Golden State on Monday as he played less than 13 minutes before getting ejected and had seven points and four boards.
Analysis: After sitting out most of the first half in foul trouble, Cousins was upset after getting called for his fifth foul in the third quarter. Monty McCutchen then called Cousins for a technical, setting him off on a tirade that led to another technical called by Mitchell Ervin and an ejection. Cousins had to be restrained by teammates before being escorted off the court.
Dec. 27 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CT2:07 - Cousins had 36 points and six rebounds for the Kings on Sunday.
Analysis: Cousins has yet to face the amazing Warriors, his next opponent on Monday.
Dec. 9 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Cousins double-doubled with 23 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Jazz. He also had six assists.
Analysis: Cousins broke out of his recent slump after he had averaged 14.3 points on 24.5 percent shooting in his previous three games.
Dec. 1 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET6:33 GMT14:33 11:33 PM MST1:33 AM EST10:33 UAE07:331:33 ET12:33 AM CT4:33 - Cousins scored 31 points in the Kings' 112-98 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: Cousins had missed the previous three games with a sore back. He's already missed eight of 19 games this season, but he's averaging 28.2 points. As long as Cousins can stay healthy, he's going to be the Kings' main offensive weapon.
Nov. 26 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Cousins remains out with a lower back strain.
Analysis: It's said to be a day-to-day thing, so check back Monday against Dallas.
Nov. 23 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT2:37 - Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds Monday while playing through a back injury.
Analysis: Cousins sprained his back in the third quarter, although he did continue to play and scored 12 points in the fourth. Cousins appeared to be walking fine in the locker room after the game.
Nov. 22 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Cousins stayed hot Saturday with 29 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Magic.
Analysis: Cousins is averaging 32.4 points and 11.2 rebounds over his last five games.
Nov. 19 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST1:01 UAE (+1)22:0116:01 ET3:01 PM CT19:01 - Cousins has been suspended one game for hitting Atlanta's Al Horford in the head with a forearm. Cousins will miss Thursday night's game at Miami.
Analysis: The NBA announced the penalty a day after Cousins and Horford tangled late in the first quarter at Atlanta. The 25-year-old Cousins has often been suspended for his conduct on and off the court. The 6-foot-11 Cousins has averaged 27.5 points and 11 rebounds this season in eight games for the Kings. He has missed four games because of a strained right Achilles.
Nov. 12 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE06:480:48 ET11:48 PM CT3:48 - Cousins had 33 points and nine rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the Kings didn't resemble a team in turmoil in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-92 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Earlier in the day, a report surfaced that coach George Karl wanted to suspend Cousins for two games after the All-Star center yelled profanity at the veteran coach following Monday's loss to San Antonio. Late in the afternoon, Cousins issued an apology. Cousins, who was in the center of the controversy, produced his most productive game offensively this season.
Nov. 10 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET6:43 GMT14:43 11:43 PM MST1:43 AM EST10:43 UAE07:431:43 ET12:43 AM CT4:43 - Cousins scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his return from an Achilles injury during Monday's 106-88 loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: Cousins looked healthy, though he was winded at times. He was aggressive and was rewarded with 15 free throws, making 11.
Nov. 3 6:43 PM PT7:43 PM MT8:43 PM CT9:43 PM ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST6:43 UAE (+1)03:4321:43 ET8:43 PM CT0:43 - An MRI on Sunday showed that Cousins has strained his right Achilles.
Analysis: The Kings' perennial scoring and rebounding leader will reportedly miss at least two games.
Oct. 31 10:49 PM PT11:49 PM MT12:49 AM CT1:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:491:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Cousins scored 21 Friday against the Lakers but was 5 of 15 from the field.
Analysis: Cousins also continued to be a force on the boards with 11 rebounds, but he's 15 for 36 from the floor to start the season.
Oct. 28 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST7:59 UAE (+1)04:5923:59 ET9:59 PM CT1:59 - Cousins scored 32 points and grabbed 13 boards Wednesday.
Analysis: Cousins was outscored by one point by nemesis Blake Griffin in another epic showdown between these big men. He hurt fantasy owners by fouling out but was not assessed a technical.

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