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Cousins is still at it

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1715/demarcus-cousins

It looks like Demarcus Cousins is still going to be sitting out even though his indefinite suspension seemed to be over when he was invited back to practice with the team. I read that he had some 1-on-1 drills with an assistant coach when he got in another argument. He seems to be smart enough to say the right things to the media but can't control himself in the heat of the moment. I'm sure that a lot of people would chime in with trade ideas, but as a Wolves fan I sure don't want him on my team. Smart should have kept the suspension in place for a few more days and now it looks like a bad idea to let him practice because he was left home for the Portland game.

Obviously Wes Johnson didn't work out but I didn't want Cousins to get drafted because you were already hearing things about his character.


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He is too talented to act

He is too talented to act like this. He needs to have someone in his life that will tell him to get his act together.

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I think his character is

I think his character is overblown, yes he has issues but I think the guy like to win but seeing as how they lose every game he can't control his emotions; put him on a playoff team or a veteran team and watch how his attitude changes; another issue is that it was said that Cousins would get frustrated on hi AAU team as he was the best player on his team but he never got the ball because the guards were ball hogs; same thing going on in Sacramento as neither Aaron brooks or Isaih Thomas are feeding him enough. If SAC does make h available expect teams like OKC, Boston, San Antonio to come calling

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^^i completely agree. The

^^i completely agree. The dude obviously doesn't like to lose. He's been surrounded with winners his whole career prior to coming to the nba. I think this speaks volumes about the kings organization. They haven't tried to build a winning team and its obvious. Cousins wants to win more than anyone on his team.
His team is full of shoot first players with no experience. That don't play d. And like I was saying during the draft why in the hell did they draft t rob. Trade the pick for a true point or veteran player with D

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^^i completely agree. The

^^i completely agree. The dude obviously doesn't like to lose. He's been surrounded with winners his whole career prior to coming to the nba. I think this speaks volumes about the kings organization. They haven't tried to build a winning team and its obvious. Cousins wants to win more than anyone on his team.
His team is full of shoot first players with no experience. That don't play d. And like I was saying during the draft why in the hell did they draft t rob. Trade the pick for a true point or veteran player with D

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i still like him, he will

i still like him, he will grow..

being tough is much better and much easier to overgrow than softness or low motor..

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Don't question

His passion for the game, or his character. People misunderstand Cousins, there is no excuse for the way he's acted and the &$#%#&@! he's put the team through. But the guy isn't a bad guy, he's got temper management problem, and I garuntee if he was winning this would be a non issue. The man is frustrated, and sick of losing. He might possibly be a coach killer, Idk. But what I do know is that he wants to win more than anything. His dropped weight is proof of it.

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john lucas

im a huge uk fan and have followed cousins and would love too see him meet with john lucas too help with the anger issues no one likes too lose but others know how too handle it and obvioulsy big dmc dont and imo lucas could help him with that

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Team mentor

I think that he could really benefit from a teammate who could mentor him. The veterans on the team aren't the kind of guys that can help him. If Cousins could have played with Derek Fisher, Grant Hill or someone else that can show him how to handle losing and working with teammates rather than lose his temper when is isn't getting what he wants, then he would have a great chance of becoming the top 10 player that he should be.

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A few things I wanted to

A few things I wanted to mention while reading above posts:

1) It was not Smart's decision to reinstate Cousins. In a comment to media, Smart had to say that it was a "mutual decision" among he, general manager Geoff Petrie and the Maloof ownership. Or in other words, if you're a close follower of the team, the decision was clearly directed by the Maloofs. It is, however, Smart's decision to keep Cousins from playing. At least he is empowered to that choice despite some undermining from ownership.

2) Sure, Cousins might like to see the ball more on offense. And yes, team defense could be a bit better. But guess what? Cousins is shooting an awful FG% and his transition defense has been absolutely abominable (leading to countless giveaway layups and dunks). HIS play has not been helping the team win, so to blame the rest of the team is simply poor analysis, whether by him or by a fan observer.

3) Aaron Brooks is not the PG any post-up-hungry big man would want on their team. But Isaiah Thomas, despite his scoring abilities, still plays a team-oriented style and keeps bigs involved over the course of games.

Thanks.

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The Kings are screwed with Cousins imo...

He's not going to resign and his trade value cannot be very high right now, they should unload him at the deadline, get some picks and a big man to compliment Robinson...

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you guys are saying Cousins

you guys are saying Cousins isnt a bad guy....well, that is likely true, but he does have maturity issues. he may hate to lose but part of that is due to his arrogance. anyone who has seen this guy since HS knows he is very arrogant. unless you are Magic Johnson or Tim Duncan, winning at this level doesnt come automatically. Ask Lebron or MJ. He cant come in and demand to be on a great team. He has to mature and develop as a player and a person and things will go his way, I guarantee it. If he was in OKC or Boston how long would it be before he clashed with Rondo or Westbrook's personalities? Winning doesnt solve all problems.

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Coach Cal had issues with him

Coach Cal had issues with him but he got the best out of him on the court. It is one thing to have a temper and issues with your coach but when you are that good and shooting 41% there is a big problem. I would trade him while he still has value. I don't think too many big names will be on the move at the deadline so they could get a good deal.

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Winning teams can control

Winning teams can control problem players better or they have moved those type of guys on. The Kings have not got a real locker room leader who can take the younger guys to one side either so maybe that is another issue, I would have thought that a vastly experienced Executive like Geoff Petrie or maybe even Shareef Abdur-Rahim may have really tried to step in and try to sort things out.

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I'd love for him to go to

I'd love for him to go to Houston. A duo of Harden and Cousins would be great now and in the future. Also, having a great big man as McHale as his head coach would really improve his overall game and attitude.

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Well I don't watch many kings

Well I don't watch many kings games but for a guy who supposedly doesn't get fed the ball much, he averages attempts at about the same rate as lebron. Oh while shooting it worse than most 2 guards. The franchise is bad, but giving cousin some sort of free pass because supposedly he wants to win more than everyone seems crazy.

That said I hope he plays a week or so from now when the kings come to the nets. I'd like to watch him play live.

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