DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 2 Months

Cousins suffered a right knee injury while practicing with Team USA on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

While the extent of the injury is not yet known, Cousins had to be helped off the floor. He underwent treatment on the sideline and was seen icing the knee. That would seem to suggest it's nothing overly serious, but an update from Team USA should be forthcoming. If it turns out to be something that will keep him sidelined for an extended period of time, both Andre Drummond and Mason Plumlee's chances of making the FIBA World Cup team increase.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 3 Months

DeMarcus Cousins was bothered by a sore left quad on Tuesday, but it didn't prevent him from practicing with Team USA for the second straight day.

Cousins is reportedly "obsessed" with making the team, and his enthusiasm has earned him praise from coach Mike Krzyzewski and other Team USA officials. The quad injury doesn't sound serious and Cousins has a very good chance of making the final 12-man roster given the scanty big men available in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 3 Months

DeMarcus Cousins has positioned himself to make the cut for Team USA's World Cup of Basketball roster.

Cousins has dedicated himself to making Team USA's roster during this month's training camp and has been getting rave reviews from Team USA officials. "We love the fact he's committed. He's trying like crazy," Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "That level of commitment is not just to be admired, it needs to be talked about." If Cousins can translate this dedication to the 2014-15 NBA season, he could position himself as a Top 15 fantasy player.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 3 Months

DeMarcus Cousins has been named to the initial 19-man Men's National Team training camp roster.

Cousins will battle Andre Drummond for the center spot on the Team USA roster. While Drummond is a superior rebounder, Cousins trumps Drummond on the offensive end. It'll be interesting to see which big man wins out the final spot on the 12-man roster. It's also possible that neither player makes the roster as other big men Kevin Love, and Anthony Davis could hold down the center position as well.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 3 Months

The Kings are reportedly scouring the market for a stretch-four, or shot-blocker to come play alongside DeMarcus Cousins.

The Kings are pretty bare at the center/power forward position with Jason Thompson, and Reggie Evans set as the only backups, so this report isn't exactly shocking. There are a handful of low-end stretch-fours and rim-protectors available via free agency, but the Kings could also be looking to acquire an asset via trade. Stay tuned.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 4 Months

DeMarcus Cousins stated in a recent interview that he has made a pitch to Rudy Gay to stay with the Kings.

"We've talked, and he knows that I want him back," said Cousins. "I need him on this ride. At the end of the day, it's a decision he has to make for him and his family. We can only hope for the best. If he goes another way, I'll wish him the best, but hopefully he'll be in a Sacramento Kings uniform." Cousins also stated that his goal for next season is to make the playoffs: "We shouldn't be worried about who's getting paid this year or whatever the case may be, who's putting up numbers, whatever. We all should be worried about making the playoffs and winning as a team."

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 4 Months

DeMarcus Cousins is planning to visit with the Kings' summer league team in Las Vegas.

After the Kings locked him up with a four-year, $62 million deal in September 2013, Cousins looks to be embracing the role as a team leader. He's also talked to Rudy Gay about bringing him back and has been in the news for the right reasons lately. He had a strong 2013-14 and has a chance to be the best center in fantasy leagues next season.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 4 Months

DeMarcus Cousins wants to help Team USA defend its title at this summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

Cousins is part of Team USA's 28-player pool that will take part in next month's training camp and will be battling players alongside Andre Drummond, Dwight Howard, and Tyson Chandler for a roster spot. The 23-year-old is coming off a career year in which he averaged 22.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks per game and considers making the World Cup roster as one of his main goals this summer. "It would be fantastic for me to be part of the team that will defend the world title in Spain. It's one of my main goals this year. I can bring athleticism in the paint, rebounds and high energy. I am a competitor and I want to help the team keep winning titles. One of my dreams is to win gold medals with my country." Cousins said.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 5 Months

The Kings have made calls about acquiring Kevin Love, but their offers will not include DeMarcus Cousins.

Yes, we know this isn't much of an update -- just like most Love developments. The Kings reportedly will trade anything else to get Love, which includes their eighth pick in the draft. There are some additional reports that the Kings are one of the favorites, and their interest in trading for Love without a guaranteed extension helps their case. Of course, nothing is imminent.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 5 Months

The Kings reportedly put their No. 8 draft pick on the trade block "immediately" after Tuesday night's draft lottery.

According to's Scott Howard-Cooper, "[The Kings] are clearly looking to add at least one impact veteran in an attempt to push into the playoff conversation next season." It's unclear what exactly Sacramento might be targeting, be it a specific player, position or skill-set, but their aggressive approach is quickly becoming the norm for GM Pete D'Alessandro and owner Vivek Randive.