Cousins Discusses Career and Team’s Aspirations

DeMarcus joined NBA TV on Wednesday to discuss the Kings season, team goals and his career hopes.
by Shahbaz Khan
Digital Producer

The third-highest scorer in the NBA, DeMarcus Cousins has been on a tear thus far in the 2016-17 season. Through 35 games, the Kings All-Star center has tallied 16 games of 30 points or more while adding 15 double-doubles.

Sacramento currently holds the eighth best record in the Western Conference, led by Boogie’s play, who spoke with NBA TV Wednesday evening to discuss the team.

On Sactown’s strength and weaknesses:

“First thing I’ve learned is that this team is full of potential, but the biggest takeaway is that we still have a lot of growing to do… We want to be a defensive-minded team. We want that to be our identity so we have to make that more crisp.”

On what he discusses to improve the team:

“It’s just a matter of us continuing to believe. Believing in my teammates and letting them know we can do this, giving them that confidence on a nightly basis.”

On future in Sacramento:

“If you were to ask me, I think my jersey will be hanging in the rafters when I retire in Sacramento…my only concern is winning games every night and pushing this team to the next level.”

On goals for this season:

“My only focus is making the playoffs this year, everything else around it doesn’t matter.”



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