DeMarcus Cousins received two technical fouls and was ejected at the end of the first half of Monday's game at Utah. He was jawing at the refs at the end of the half and he'll finish with 10 points, six boards, two steals and one block in 19 minutes. Cousins took some sarcastic shots at Keith Smart on Saturday and he just can't seem to get out of his own way for immaturity issues. He leads the league with 12 technical fouls on the season and also has the most ejections with three. DMC might not be suspended for his actions on the court, but who knows what's going to happen off the court after the game? He will also get a one-game suspension with his next technical foul.
Following an embarrassing 120-81 loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday, the third-year center took a shot at Smart.
According to Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee, Cousins said in a sarcastic tone that the solution to the Kings’ problem is to listen to Smart. Jones says Cousins also said he’s sacrificing his game by going along with Smart’s plan.
Cousins is no doubt frustrated. Not only did the team get blown out Saturday, but they have also lost three in a row and seven of eight. Cousins’ numbers have been down in the past week, and he probably is upset that Smart singled him out this week.
Smart said one of the problems with Cousins is that he is not running the floor. As a result, Cousins faces double-teams when he gets the ball in the half-court offense.
“I’m shared with him sometimes you’re trailing,” Smart said, via The Bee. “You need to get down the floor right away. If you get down the floor right away you just created a post up game for us without me calling a play.
“You may run the floor 10 times and only get the ball once but you can’t stop running the next 10,” Smart said. “These things have to become habits to keep yourself involved in the basketball game. Because you can’t slow the game down too much where you’re calling the play 5-down, 5-down over and over again.”
The only good news here is that there are only 33 games left in the season for the Kings. You have to figure the new owners will consider changing coaches or moving Cousins once they assume control.
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