Kings Notes: Temple, Cousins, Rookies

The Kings are expecting Garrett Temple to be a major contributor this season, which is something the shooting guard is excited to embrace, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders writes. “[The Kings] were adamant that they envision me being an integral part of the team and that was obviously great to hear, especially with my background. Being valued as a guy who can produce and will be relied on every night is something that I’ve been waiting for a long time,” Temple tells Kennedy. “Coach [Dave] Joerger believes in my abilities and that I can produce, so I’ll be on the court a good amount this year.”

Here’s more from Sacramento:

  • DeMarcus Cousins remains critical of the Kings‘ draft this year, as Sean Cunningham of Sacramento’s ABC10 tweets. “I can’t control [who the team drafted]. I control what I can control. I don’t really understand it, but I do my job,” the big man said.
  • Cousins didn’t not attempt to influence the Kings‘ decision making this offseason, including whether or not they should bring back Rajon Rondo, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee tweets“I do my job and I let them do theirs,” he said.
  • Cousins has been working with Malachi Richardson out in Vegas and he’s very high on the No. 22 overall pick, Cunningham passes along (Twitter link).
  • Cousins is impressed with how Skal Labissiere played during Summer League and he loves the addition of Matt Barnes, as Cunningham passes along via Twitter. The Kings brought Barnes in on a two year, $12MM deal.

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Connorsoxfan
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Connorsoxfan
2 months 10 days ago

He’s high on Richardson, was impressed with Skal, and isn’t happy with the draft? Whaaaat?!

Strauss
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Strauss
2 months 9 days ago

Hahahaha! Welcome to Cousins world!

CTBrowns
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CTBrowns
2 months 10 days ago

Papagiannis.

jmgara
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jmgara
2 months 10 days ago

Exactly. He thinks he’ll be shown the door soon, and he may be right. People, including those who are big supporters, are getting tired of the act.

Danthemilwfan
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Danthemilwfan
2 months 9 days ago

Sometimes guys like these get drafted by a bad franchise and they are a problem and sometimes a player with the same attitude gets drafted by golden state in the second round and they don’t let him be a problem even when he kicks his opponent in the beans

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