Recently read the piece below about the Sacramento Kings and how they are going to place DeMarcus Cousins in a leadership position.
Here is how I think that is going to go.
Cousins will not be with the team in two years; this is a young man who needs to have a cagey veteran around to teach him the ins and outs.
That player does not exist on this team, and so the young ones will have to look for Cousins to set the tone.
“I’ve got big shoulders, so I can handle that,” said Cousins, drafted fifth overall in 2010 after one season at Kentucky. “I consider myself a leader on this team, so I take all the responsibility that comes with it. I’ve had pressure from the beginning, so I don’t have a problem with it. I was doing it in the beginning, so I definitely don’t have a problem doing it now.”
We will see how that works out, and something tells me that six or seven temper tantrums from now, the Kings will find themselves in a very awkward position. Thanks to the tweeter below for the article.
Sacramento Kings set to begin 'new era': Here's a statement that seemed unlikely just a few months ago: the Sa… http://t.co/vrLPBSZepl
— Erich Manke (@MankeErich) October 22, 2013
I wish Cousins well, but do not see this going well in his latter days in California. Train wreck sounds a bit more like it to me.