DeMarcus Cousins Just Got The Biggest News Of NBA Career



Through the first six years of his NBA career, Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins has become arguably the best center in the league. He has earned a pair of All-Star selections and All-NBA Second Team nods in each of the last two seasons. However, he received the biggest honor of his professional career on Friday night.

Cousins was a member of the USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning FIBA World Cup team in 2014, but this will be his first time playing in the Olympics. With LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and John Wall all withdrawing themselves from the team, the 26-year-old will immediately step into a prominent role on the 12-man roster. There will be plenty of talent that will join him such as fellow All-Star Paul George, who is expected to make his return to Team USA.

He’s coming off another strong campaign averaging a double-double with a career-high 26.9 points and 11.5 rebounds along with 1.4 blocks per game. He finished the season ranked in the league fourth in scoring and fifth in rebounding. This also includes setting the Kings’ single-game record with 56 points. 

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