DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most dominant players in the NBA, it's that simple. Unfortunately, there are still two major problems that prevent Cousins from becoming an even better player for the Sacramento Kings.
One of those is the fact that he gets too upset when certain calls don't go his way. Cousins is very passionate and sometimes he just gets too heated during a game. That will change as he continues to mature.
The second problem was the fact that he wasn't agile, to put it lightly. On almost every possession that wasn't a fast-break for the Kings, Cousins wouldn't cross half-court until there were 15 seconds left on the shot clock. That's a major problem for a team that strives off of their half-court offense, and needs to get in a set as quickly as possible.
Cousins has been working on that second problem aggressively this summer as he trains for the USA team.
Cousins arrived at Thursday’s camp after his morning workout, a new program that is showing results as he prepares for the Summer Olympics and the 2016-17 season. Cousins, who has lost about 20 pounds since the end of the season, appears ready to lead Team USA to a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and end the Kings’ 10-year playoff drought.
“I’m a bit lighter than I’ve been (in) any of my previous years,” he said. “The pace of the of the game has picked up a lot, and I’ve got to be able to fit in. Also, my role changes a lot for Team USA. … I’m also trying to prepare my body for that.”
The summer has just started and Cousins has already lost 20 pounds. It seems like he has the right mindset and will be looking to take the league by storm next season as he continues to improve and slim down.
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