The Sacramento Kings have suspended star center DeMarcus Cousins one game for conduct detrimental to the team, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.
The latest suspension on Cousins’ lengthy disciplinary resumé comes after he was seen yelling at head coach George Karl during a timeout during Sacramento’s 120-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Teammate Rudy Gay and assistant Corliss Williamson tried to separate Cousins and Karl but to no avail, and Rajon Rondo finally stepped between the two.
Even though the suspension is only for one game, it’s becoming more and more puzzling as to why Cousins hasn’t been traded or why Karl hasn’t been fired. Cousins has talent and is averaging 27.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game this year, but has proven to have an attitude problem ever since being drafted fifth overall out of Kentucky in 2010.
On top of that, Cousins has butted heads with Karl ever since the veteran coach was hired midway through last season.
That said, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is probably going to have to make a choice this offseason. Does he fire George Karl or trade DeMarcus Cousins.
It won’t be an easy choice, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story!
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