DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 7 Days

Cousins is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers, cowbellkingdom.com's James Ham reports.

Cousins shook off a minutes restriction and played the entire 4th quarter Thursday against the Bucks. He's a must start and a top 10 fantasy option in all leagues.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 9 Days

Cousins (Illness) played 33 minutes and scored a game-high 27 points (8-12 FG, 11-13 FT) and added 11 rebounds, with five assists and one steal against the Bucks on Thursday.

After a 10-game absence Cousins looks ready to take over his early season MVP form. He was playing great in fantasy hoops and in real life. Owners should not be concerned at this point.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 10 Days

Cousins (illness) will start Thursday against the Bucks.

Cousins was initially listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup, but was later upgraded to probable Thurday. He will take his spot back int the lineup after a 10-game absence because of meningitis. With Larry Sanders out, Cousins will likely spend most of the night matched up with Zaza Pachulia.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 10 Days

Cousins (illness) has been upgraded to probable to play Thursday against Milwaukee.

Barring a setback, it appears Cousins will return to the lineup after a 10-game absence brought on by a case of meningitis. He'll be welcomed back with open arms, as the Kings, who once looked like a dark horse playoff contender, have gone just 2-8 without Cousins. The big man has been practicing in full of late, and it's not clear whether interim coach Tyrone Corbin will place him on a minutes restriction.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 11 Days

Cousins (illness) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Bucks, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Cousins hasn't seen the court since Nov. 26, but it looks as if he has a 50-50 chance to make his return Thursday night. He had owned double-digit scoring and rebounding averages prior to being diagnosed with a viral infection, and if he's healthy enough to go Thursday, he could be poised for a big game against a decimated Milwaukee front court.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 11 Days

Cousins (illness) practiced again Wednesday and could return Thursday against the Bucks, James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom reports.

The Kings have brought Cousins along slowly since his bout with meningitis, and if he is cleared to play Thursday, he'll be on a minutes restriction as he works back into NBA shape. Just what that restriction could be remains to be seen, but it's unlikely he sees a full complement of minutes until he has a couple of games under his belt.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 13 Days

Cousins (illness) won't take the court Tuesday against the Thunder, despite practicing in full Monday, the Kings' official site reports.

With a full practice under his belt, Cousins is seemingly closing in on his return from a lengthy absence due to viral meningitis. When he does play again, he'll be playing under the direction of interim coach Tyrone Corbin following the dismissal of Michael Malone.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 16 Days

Cousins (illness) was able to take jumpers after Friday's practice, The Sacramento Bee reports.

Cousins is still without a definite timetable for return from viral meningitis, although the fact that he was on the court Friday is a step in the right direction. With that in mind, he should still be considered out until the Kings say otherwise.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 20 Days

Cousins (illness) is "out indefinitely," the Cowbell Kingdom reports. On Monday, coach Mike Malone said, "We have no idea when he'll be back."

Over the weekend, the Kings announced that Cousins will miss at least the upcoming week of games, but now his next appearance is in doubt due to his continued recovery from viral meningitis. As long as he's sidelined, Ryan Hollins is expected to cover center in the starting lineup.

DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 21 Days

Cousins (illness) will miss at least the next week, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Cousins is dealing with viral meningitis and has not played in nearly two weeks. While he's on the road to recovery, the Kings will hold him out for the remainder of the week, meaning he'll miss at least four more contests. Expect Ryan Hollins to continue seeing increased minutes in Cousins' place.