If Wolves Don’t Nabb Evan Turner, Demarcus Cousins Is Next Best Choice

May 25th, 2010 by Timber Wolf Leave a reply »
There shouldn't be a situation in which the Minnesota Timberwolves do not nab Demarcus Cousins if they cannot trade for Evan Turner.

However, I do understand that there are red flags on Demarcus Cousins, but his on court presence should not be overlooked whatsoever. I mean he's been in fights, his on court demeanor is not great, and he probably does have some off court issues.

But the fact that the Minnesota Timberwolves only won 15 games, with no hostility in the locker room, which had a lot to do with head coach Kurt Rambis, I think will only continue, and that includes Demarcus Cousins.

Look at the likes of Josh Smith, who was the same way, but is much more mature after some years in the league, and never did anything I think on a "Ron Artest run into the crowd" level.

I do think that this 19-year-old will mature, already being humbled by the fact that he will playing against the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. 

Demarcus Cousins averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, 1.8 blocks, one assist, one steal in 23 minutes.


His PER was second overall in the NCAA's, first overall in ...

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