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DeMarcus Cousins will be suspended for Wednesday's game against the Suns.
He picked up his 16th foul on Sunday night and the league will not rescind that infraction. Cousins was outstanding this season and averaged 22.7 points, 11.7 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 steals on 49.6 percent from the field. He'll be a top-20 pick in fantasy drafts next season. As for Wednesday, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson figure to get more run, but they're not particularly strong plays on a 15-game night.
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DeMarcus Cousins picked up his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday, which means he'll be suspended for the Kings' season finale on Wednesday.
The technical may be rescinded, but if not DMC went out with a bang, scoring 35 points on 13-of-21 shooting with 15 rebounds, six assists, one steal and three blocks. He also became the eighth-leading scorer in Kings' franchise history with 5,178 points in his brief career, and there's some consolation in the fact that he didn't earn this suspension until the season's final game.
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DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points in Saturday's road loss, making 12-of-27 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs with 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.
The Kings aren't going anywhere with their 27-53 record, but Cousins isn't coasting down the stretch with five-game averages of 26.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks. He'll look to finish on a high note with two home games vs. the Wolves (Sunday) and Suns (Wednesday).
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DeMarcus Cousins scored 30 points with 12 boards, two assists, three steals and three turnovers against the Blazers on Wednesday.
He set a single-season Kings record tonight with his 51st double-double and has been outstanding throughout the year. Cousins has actually been even better since the break with his 52.3 percent from the field well ahead of his 48.3 percent before that point. He's an elite big man in fantasy.
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DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
He is finishing the season on a strong note, but you have to wonder how long he's going to keep playing now that the Kings' season is essentially over. Hopefully he continues to get it done, but owners should be on the lookout for news in case he decides to shut it down at some point.
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DeMarcus Cousins tied a season-high with 35 points in Monday's road win over the depleted Pelicans, hitting 13-of-18 shots (9-of-12 FTs) with 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.
Watching Cousins go through Jeff Withey and Alexis Ajinca was pretty funny, but we don't want to undersell this because the big man did things that no other big man is doing right now. He has also made it a point to keep from getting that last technical foul which would cause a suspension, so hopefully the good times keep rolling all the way until the end.
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DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points with seven boards, five assists and two steals in 28 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Saturday.
He had a horrible game on Friday with just a four-point, four-board effort vs. the Thunder and only had a mild improvement tonight. Cousins potentially gets a great matchup on Monday vs. the Pelicans to start off a four-game week.
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DeMarcus Cousins struggled with foul trouble in the first half of Friday's game and finished with only four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes.
Cousins shot 2-of-8 from the field, Rudy Gay shot 3-of-11, and without Isaiah Thomas the Kings simply didn't have enough firepower to steal a road win in Oklahoma City. He'll look to recover vs. the Mavericks on Saturday, and this dud vs. the Thunder should quickly become a footnote in Cousins' otherwise excellent season.
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DeMarcus Cousins has become Carmelo Anthony's project, according to the Knicks star.
After defeated Cousins' Kings Wednesday night, Anthony spoke about his fondness for Cousins' game and his desire to help the Kings' franchise player overcome the on-court antics he has he prone to fall into during his short career. "I love him, I love him," Anthony said of Cousins. "I'm trying to get him to calm down a little bit but I love him, his game, what he can do out there on the basketball court. He stuffs the stat sheet, points, rebounds. He can pass the ball, got a good feel for the game. He just does a lot out there but I'm just trying to get him to calm down out there a little bit. I'm working on that, that's my project." Cousins is finishing the season strong with averages of 25.8 points, 13.5 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.8 steals over his past five games and his fantasy owners should be joining Melo in becoming big fans of the 23-year-old's abilities.
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DeMarcus Cousins hit 10-of-15 shots and 12-of-12 free throws for 32 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.
While many big names are leaving their fantasy owners high and dry these days, Boogie isn't one of them. He's avoiding technical fouls and is averaging 25.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 blocks over his last four games, shooting 58 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the line. The Kings are not going to make the playoffs and Cousins missed a game on March 16 with a sore knee, but you simply have to keep rolling him out there and hope that he continues to play for the Kings.