Is Cousins the big man Team USA can lean on?

Is Cousins the big man Team USA can lean on?
July 29, 2014, 10:30 am
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I believe what (Coach K) wants from me is to be a physical specimen, be a defensive anchor, control the paint. Be a dominant force in there.
DeMarcus Cousins
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LAS VEGAS — Team USA is going to go small this summer.

In the final scrimmage on Monday they ran a lineup with Kevin Durant as the four and Anthony Davis as the center, and that likely will be your starters when the USA gets to Spain for the World Cup. On the other side of that same scrimmage Chandler Parsons played power forward with Paul Millsap getting a shot at center. Small ball.

But the USA needs some real size because Spain — the runner up to the USA the last two Olympics, and a team that starts Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol up front — is looming. The question is who will be that other big man?

In the limited action the media saw from Day 1 of Team USA training camp, DeMarcus Cousins looked like the next best big man.

 

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