DeMarcus Cousins Comments on Kings’ 2016 NBA Draft Selections

July 19th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Sacramento Kings bolstered their frontcourt in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft, and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins broke his silence on the subject Monday. 

Ahead of his participation for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Cousins had the following to say regarding Sacramento's selections, according to "I can't control [the draft decisions]. I control what I can control. I don't really understand it, but I do my job."

The Kings held the No. 8 overall pick and initially drafted Washington forward Marquese Chriss, but they dealt him to the Phoenix Suns to take Greek center Georgios Papagiannis at No. 13 and Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere at No. 28.

Around the time of the trade announcement, Cousins tweeted the following:

Per, Cousins said the tweet was in reference to a yoga class and not the draft.

Cousins enjoyed a dominant 2015-16 season for the Kings, as he set a career mark with 26.9 points per game to go along with 11.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Despite that and the presence of fellow bigs Willie Cauley-Stei ...

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