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DeMarcus Cousins releases a statement

DeMarcus Cousins released a statement through his agent tonight to clear up all the rumors about demanding a trade:

“I want to address my missing the New Orleans game Sunday. I have not demanded or requested a trade. I don’t agree with the actions taken but will give my sincere effort to put it behind me and compete the best I can for my team.”

There you go. All is right again in the Sacramento locker room. Boogie will suit up for the Kings tomorrow night against Memphis.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

26 Comments for DeMarcus Cousins releases a statement



  1. hoop33
    9:52 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    i know drew doesnt like him, but twitter is blowing up w/ “terrence jones is back!!!”



  2. road_warri0r
    9:52 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    1st, I still wouldlike to see Cousins playing alongside Wall



  3. PinWHEEL
    10:08 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    T jones goes for 25+ points tomorrow



  4. Just sayin
    10:15 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Thank goodness, was concerned about my fantasy bball team.



  5. nolablue
    10:18 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    You go, Boog. We proud, ya Mama proud, Westpunk gwan be out of a job soon.
    Y’did good, kid. Keep on!



  6. SacTown
    10:30 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why do I feel we haven’t heard the last of this?

    2 Uppers for South Carolina game: http://bit.ly/rtRfGH



  7. Hunter1249
    10:37 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Love Boogie, but he really needs to work on his mental coping that goes with the NBA if he wants to be great. NBA great. He has all the talent in the world, he is fun, but blows his top too quickly and he needs to level that head just a bit. It will serve him well with his next contract if he does.



  8. witchblade
    10:41 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    just a big 13 year old



  9. Sid Bream's Leg
    10:50 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Westphail sucks on so many different levels. It’s a shame Boogie and Hayes both have to put up with his incompetence.



  10. jimmy
    10:50 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    8. Completely agree. Maybe a nice guy but acts like a spoiled kid. We all go to work every day, many in places they aren’t especially fond of and make 20-60K a year. He’s bitchin’ because he works half a year and makes millions. Grow up Cousins. Look at the opportunity you have. Look at the work ethic of your pal John Wall, or Hayes or 2Pat. I have little patience for people like this.



  11. jack
    10:52 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    he has all the potential to be a great player in the NBA but he just gets frusterated way to easy.



  12. westphalisadinosaur
    10:54 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, folks, cut Boogie some slack.
    Yes, he is a man-child with the accent on child. That’s only one of the reasons we love him.
    But, you will find as time goes on that everyone in Sacramento is unhappy and the fingers all point to the Head Coach. DeMarcus, is not, but a long shot, the first of Westphal’s players to complain about his relationship with players and he won’t be the last.
    GO BIG CUZ!



  13. tyrus
    10:55 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    He’s a prime example why the NBA should enact a rule where it only drafts students once they’ve completed two years of college or an age requirement restriction.



  14. markp
    10:58 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Love Boogie but he was way too young to go to the pros. He needs to get more mature and get a lunch pail attitude to be as good a pro as his potential suggests he can be.



  15. UofLNoClass
    11:09 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink


  16. hoop33
    11:19 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    don’t agree with everything he does, but also don’t agree with all of the criticism. Tayshaun Prince was one of the Pistons that complained about their coach all last season until finally the coach was let go. Love Prince, but he didn’t get the slightest bit of criticism for that, yet because of everyones opinion of Demarcus, he gets thrown under the bus by almost everyone. I, for one, am happy to see that people like Matt and Dicky V have taken up for Cousins.



  17. PinWHEEL
    11:30 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    I just came home from a hard nights work and flipped the tv on and heard Matt Jones say something along the lines of “that’s just another reason to hate the low down, dirty snitches at Tennessee”… Things like this are why I love this guy…… Yep right on tv



  18. RaleighCat
    11:35 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Lay off Boogie. Sacramento is a mess. Tyreke Evans is a selfish head case point guard. Westpaul is a dinosaur. The Maloofs are broke. The Notorious DMC wants to play hard, get the ball & win. Ain’t gonna happen in Sactown.



  19. NJCat...
    11:41 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Boogie just has a hard time controlling his emotions when he gets upset. I’m sure he’s trying, but now that he’s a ‘pro’, he will have even less reason to self-regulate. And we all know how much ‘management’ likes workers who talk back. Hope he can learn to just walk away when shit happens cause he seems like a very likable guy otherwise.



  20. uklaw95
    11:48 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Making millions doesn’t make you mature. DeMarcus is a young man and he will make young man mistakes just like the rest of us did (and sometimes still do). Walker made mistakes all though his career and blew through $120 million. Let’s see how DeMarcus is when he is 25 or 30 and then determine what kind of man he is.



  21. blitzedanddazed
    11:54 pm January 2, 2012 Permalink

    Boogie is in a no win situation. The Moloofs have decided to let the Kings go to hell because the city would not
    pay for a new Arena. Westpaul is a has been NBA coach that now thinks he is Bobby Knight. The sooner Cousins can
    get out of Sacramento the better.



  22. Hoodfor3
    5:20 am January 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure those were not Cuz’s words. If you heard the interview he and Wall gave on ESPN, you would know neither guys are capable of making a statement like this. I’m guessing his agent wrote it.



  23. Calipari'sInYourEar
    6:30 am January 3, 2012 Permalink

    Paul Westphal, an ex NBA player from the good old days being given jobs he’s not qualified for simply based on who he knows and what he did as a player.

    He has the ego that goes along with it. He’s not a coach. Doesn’t know how to handle his job. Cousins can be more mature, but we all know what happens when you take a guy with an ego who wants to break people that don’t get along with him (Gillispie) and a big buck like Cousins. Does Cousins need to be broken? I think Calipari could answer that question the best. But Westphal is feeling the heat in Sacramento because of his COACHING and what it looks like to anyone gathering real evidence (not just what the media spin that Westphal is cooking up) sees is Westphal pointing fingers.

    If you wonder if he’s a good coach, just check his records…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Westphal

    Coach in Sacramento since June 2009, his record there is…
    ..Year …… Record ….. Pct.
    2009—10 …. 25 – 57 …. 30.5%
    2010—11 …. 24 – 58 …. 29.3%

    He sucked as a college coach at Pepperdine …
    .. Year .. Record .. Conference .. Post Season Play
    2001—02 .. 22 — 9 .. 13 — 1 .. NCAA First Round Loss
    2002—03 .. 15 — 13 .. 7 — 7
    2003—04 .. 15 — 16 .. 9 — 5
    2004—05 .. 17 — 14 .. 6 — 8
    2005—06 .. 7 — 20 .. 3 — 11

    Look at his last season. Can you imagine hiring a coach who went 7 – 20 in his last year as a coach your NBA team?



  24. MC Royals
    11:54 am January 3, 2012 Permalink

    Boogie is just a punk. I watched him play as a bib blue all star against G’town College at Mason County and he wanted to fight the opposing center for G’town. Whats up with an NBA player gettin bad with a college kid. All in all Boogie is a rich punk who needs to keep his mouth shut and play ball, which is what the Kings are payin him pretty well to do!!!



  25. Cat's Balls
    4:17 pm January 3, 2012 Permalink

    Any coach who expects his players to act like the Tasmanian Devil on the court and Henry Kissinger off of it is subject to disappointment. Unfortunately for Demarcus he is learning that every coach that follows Calipari will not measure up by comparison. Cal loves you, you love him and you work your ass off to keep from disappointing him. He is, for all intents and purposes, your Dad. That’s a hard act to follow.



  26. bryan vegas
    5:50 pm January 5, 2012 Permalink

    Cut him some slack for what? The youngster wanted that Big Boy money so he can get that Big Not criticism. There’s Vets in the league that are on horrible teams and don’t cry like this cry baby.Cut him some slack cuz he’s from your neck of the woods. RIGHT