Latest On DeMarcus Cousins

December 24 2012 at 8:08pm CDT By Luke Adams

DeMarcus Cousins has been making headlines over the past few days, after a run-in with coach Keith Smart resulted in the Kings suspending him. The team announced today that Cousins has been reinstated, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's all smooth sailing going forward. Sacramento isn't said to be actively shopping the big man, but is reportedly willing to at least listen to offers. Here are the latest Cousins-related links:

  • Bill Ingram of HoopsWorld, likening Cousins to Bull Durham's Nuke Laloosh, says the Kings haven't completely given up on the former fifth overall pick, but could decide to move him by February's trade deadline. Ingram also spoke to Smart about a few of the things he has worked on with Cousins this season.
  • Cousins is regressing both on and off the court, and the Kings need to "save themselves" from the 22-year-old, opines Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.
  • Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee notes (via Twitter) that voices were raised between Cousins and assistant coach Clifford Ray today. While there may be nothing to it, it's "not a good look" for Cousins, says Jones.
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