Shook Ankles: The Cousins Boogie
Ahhh yes, the big man crossover; is there nothing sweeter? I’ve been meaning to write a piece on the league’s mercurial son for a minute now, and this sleek deception on Marcus Camby forced me into (at least) bringing his name to the forefront. For one second, forget the immaturity that understandably can go hand in hand with a 20-year-old who’s given the keys to a mansion, DeMarcus Cousins is a superb talent and the least tradeable player on Sacramento’s roster (Sorry Tyreke). His usage percentage is at 28% right now, higher than the career averages of Paul Pierce and Tim Duncan, and at times it must feel like an unbearable amount of pressure for any rookie to deal with. Time will tell whether Cousins can show a more developed—both on and off the court—side to himself, but with what he’s put on display in a tough luck rookie season, the future looks bright. Hopefully it’s in Sacramento.