DeMarcus Cousins may never become the most highly regarded member of the Sacramento Kings because of his various mood swings since he’s been with the franchise.
But if the Kings have indeed played their final game in California and will be in Seattle next year, the NBA fans in Sacramento are going to miss watching a true talent. Cousins won’t win contests for the best personality in the NBA or on the Kings roster. But this season, in what could be the last for Sacramento pro basketball, he didn’t hold much back, averaging nearly 17 points and 10 rebounds a game.
If he can control his temper and learn to behave himself — a very big if — Cousins will most likely be an incredible star in future seasons.
He may become one even if he doesn’t control his temper.
He’s not going to quite top his stats from last year with 18 points and 11 rebounds a game. But he has still handled pressure very well this season.
Cousins won’t be in the playoffs so he was trying to put his best basketball on the court in the final games of the regular season.
But the Kings have been facing some of the NBA’s best defenses and Cousins wasn’t quite able to put on the show he wanted to.
He had a fine game last week against the San Antonio Spurs with 6-of-11 shooting in 29 minutes and 19 points, plus 12 rebounds. The following two games, he combined for only 15 points on 5-of-18 shooting against the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, who both have excellent defenses.
Overall, Cousins did his best to put on a good final show for Kings fans.