In his long and eventful career, there is one thing for him Cousins of DeMarcus Would love to go back if given the chance. ” I had skipped my pre-draft training (in Sacramento)”, presents candidly to Andscape, in a lengthy interview.
interpretation? ” What did Sack do to me? Apart from saying my name (à la Draft). I did more for them than they did for me. It’s just about being honest, being 100% honest. The inside isn’t kind to the team that drafted him in 2010 to fifth.
Chapter was surprised
A formation in which he played his first six and a half seasons (2011-2017) in the Big League, and earned two of his four stars. But without reaching the playoffs with a succession of campaigns under 30 wins.
” I’ve had two owners, three managers, and seven coaches in seven years » The axis calls and repeats its count twice to support the instability. ” There is not much to say. »
DeMarcus Cousins started with the order of the late Paul Westphal, then known as Keith Smart, Mike Malone, Tyrone Corbin, George Carl and finally Dave Gorger, six technicians actually, but it’s already quite a lot.
The separation process went worse than the others: the firing of Mike Malone, who he found when he signed with the Nuggets a few weeks ago. This, after a mixed first season (28 wins – 54 losses) was disqualified during the 2014/15 fiscal year after playing twenty games (11 vs 13 days).
That year, Sacramento got off to a solid start to the season (five wins in six games, nine wins in fifteen games) before meningitis ruled out the storied hub for several weeks and broke the start of the dynamics. The coach himself, who was quick to bounce back at Rocky, had a hard time understanding the reasons for his departure at the time.
” I thought they (leaders of kings) They were crazy, it shows. Not even discussing it because I knew Mike was going to take off. He took the next step and just succeeded. It has been a success with us (in Sacramento). It still doesn’t make sense and never will be. Everything that happened in Sacramento could never have happened. This guy shouldn’t have been fired ‘, judges on the inside.
Stop thinking about the missed opportunity
The latter is still convinced that with him, the California franchise could have taken another turn: ” We would have won. I might have ended my career there with Mike. I don’t think about it much anymore. I kind of recovered and went through so many other things that it’s hard to undo. He adds, speaking of his former team, which has not yet found the qualifiers: They would suck before I went, suck me when I was there, and suck me up after I left. »
Despite this episode and this potential missed opportunity with the winning Nuggets coach (314 wins – 241 losses, four consecutive playoffs), the connection between him and his hub has remained intact ever since. ” He’s known me since I was a kid. Every time I had an unfortunate accident, got injured or traded or was injured, I heard from him. If he ends up achieving something, he’s heard from me. Simply. It’s just a real, real relationship Qualifies DeMarcus Cousins, according to whom this collusion is still relevant in Denver.
The former Kings player despite his displeasure, does he imagine seeing his number 15 retire in the future? “ I put in the time and work on it. I have many records there. I honestly think I’m the best player to come across Sacramento. I support that, for sure. »
|Cousins of DeMarcus||percent||bounce|
|season||equipped||GM||minimum||shots||3 points||LF||on||Dave||in early time||pd||Ceremony||Int||baby||CT||points|
|2016-17 *||all the difference||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|
|2020-21*||all the difference||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|
|2021-22*||all the difference||48||15th||46.0||30.3||76.0||1.5||4.1||5.6||1.5||2.9||0.7||1.8||0.4||9.0|