Cousins Named Western Conference Player of the Week
SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 36.0 points (.526 FG%, .667 3PT%, .722 FT%), 14.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 37.7 minutes per game.
Cousins recorded double-doubles in all three games including a career-high 48 points to accompany 13 rebounds in a 108-97 win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 23. He also tallied 36 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 112-93 road triumph against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20. He became the first Kings player to record at least 108 points and 44 rebounds in a three-game span since Oscar Robertson tallied 109 points and 44 rebounds in 1961-62.
Currently this season, he is averaging a team-high and career-high 26.7 points (.447 FG%, .347 3PT%, .740 FT%), team-high 11.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, team-high 1.3 blocks and 33.7 minutes per game. Additionally, Cousins ranks third in the NBA in scoring, fourth in rebounds, and fourth in double-doubles with 25.
This marks the fourth instance in his career and second time this season that Cousins has been named Western Conference Player of the Week. The three previous occasions were Jan. 13, 2014, Nov. 24, 2014 and Nov. 16, 2015.