NBA franchises ‘afraid’ of DeMarcus Cousins’ behavior

NBA franchises 'afraid' of DeMarcus Cousins' behavior

Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Bucks and finally Nuggets. After six first seasons in Sacramento, then a short stint with the Pelicans alongside Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins made in total precariousness and traveled a lot.

Wherever he goes, the pivot is however rather productive and does not make many waves. So why is he struggling so much to find his place when today, he is credited with the desire to go into exile in Taiwan?

Bob Myers, who trusted him to sign him in June 2018 for a season shortened to 30 games but with an NBA Finals against the Raptors, has an answer.

Recently, the pivot made a phone call to the leader of the Californians, probably with a view to offering himself a new freelance with the defending champions. The pivot asked him: “ Why am I not in the NBA? »

And I said, ‘Do you want to know why?’ Because people are afraid of the way you’re going to behave. And he said to me: ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Whatever the reason, it’s a reality now. I like DeMarcus. You may know him. I just can’t blame him for everything he’s been through “, develops the leader of the Warriors in Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson.

A statement that directly confirms the feeling of the veteran who recently felt that we had “ a bad perception ” from him. ” Like I’m an angry monster who just bullies people, hits them, can’t be coached and is cancer in a locker room. I think this is all wrong. I played for coach John Calipari, a legendary coach. I was more than easy to coach. Steve Kerr could attest to that, as well as Coach Malone. Of course, you can always come back to my visit to Sacramento. I was young. I was still discovering this profession. I didn’t know a lot of things. I handled a lot of things incorrectly, but I also learned from those mistakes.”

DeMarcus Cousins Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2010-11 BAG 81 29 43.0 16.7 68.7 2.7 6.0 8.6 2.5 4.1 1.1 3.3 0.8 14.1
2011-12 BAG 64 31 44.8 14.3 70.2 4.1 6.8 11.0 1.6 4.0 1.5 2.7 1.2 18.1
2012-13 BAG 75 31 46.5 18.2 73.8 3.0 7.0 10.0 2.7 3.6 1.4 3.0 0.7 17.1
2013-14 BAG 71 32 49.6 0.0 72.6 3.1 8.6 11.7 2.9 3.8 1.5 3.5 1.3 22.7
2014-15 BAG 59 34 46.7 25.0 78.2 3.1 9.5 12.7 3.6 4.1 1.5 4.3 1.8 24.1
2015-16 BAG 65 35 45.1 33.3 71.8 2.4 9.1 11.5 3.3 3.6 1.6 3.8 1.4 26.9
2016-17* All Teams 72 34 45.2 36.1 77.2 2.1 8.9 11.0 4.6 3.9 1.4 3.7 1.3 27.0
2016-17* BAG 55 34 45.2 35.6 77.0 2.1 8.5 10.6 4.8 3.7 1.4 3.8 1.4 27.8
2016-17* NOP 17 34 45.2 37.5 77.7 2.2 10.2 12.4 3.9 4.4 1.5 3.7 1.1 24.4
2017-18 NOP 48 36 47.0 35.4 74.6 2.2 10.7 12.9 5.4 3.8 1.7 5.0 1.6 25.2
2018-19 GOS 30 26 48.0 27.4 73.6 1.4 6.8 8.2 3.6 3.6 1.3 2.4 1.5 16.3
2020-21 * All Teams 41 17 42.6 34.8 72.8 1.3 5.1 6.4 1.9 2.6 0.8 1.6 0.6 8.9
2020-21 * HOO 25 20 37.6 33.6 74.6 1.2 6.4 7.6 2.4 3.0 0.8 1.6 0.7 9.6
2020-21 * LAKE 16 13 53.7 42.1 68.2 1.4 3.1 4.5 1.0 2.1 0.8 1.6 0.4 7.8
2021-22 * All Teams 48 15 46.0 30.3 76.0 1.5 4.1 5.6 1.5 2.9 0.7 1.8 0.4 9.0
2021-22 * DEN 31 14 45.6 32.4 73.6 1.6 3.9 5.6 1.7 3.0 0.6 2.2 0.4 8.9
2021-22 * MIL 17 17 46.6 27.1 81.6 1.4 4.4 5.8 1.1 2.7 0.9 0.9 0.5 9.1
Total 654 30 46.0 33.1 73.7 2.6 7.6 10.2 3.0 3.7 1.3 3.3 1.1 19.6