DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded and has been directed by Coach Westphal to stay home from the Kings' game vs. the Hornets tonight, the team announced today.
Through four games this season, Cousins is averaging 13 points and 11 rebounds per game.
However, he is shooting a dismal 32 from the field and was outplayed in the Kings' loss last night to the New York Knicks by rookie, and former Kentucky Wildcats teammate, Josh Harrellson.
The Kings drafted Cousins 5th overall in 2010, and he was named to the 2010-2011 All-NBA Rookie First Team after averaging 14 points and nearly nine rebounds per game a season ago.
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With the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Kings selected the 2016-17 Player of the Year in point gaurd Frank Mason III.
Mason averaged 20.9 points and 5.2 assists per game as a senior at Kansas.
The Kings wrapped up the 2017 NBA Draft with point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5, small forward Justin Jackson at No. 15, power forward Harry Giles at No. 20 and Mason at No. 34.
The Kings again picked three times in the first round of the NBA Draft. At No. 20 overall, Sacramento selected power forward Harry Giles out of Duke.
Giles averaged 3.9 points in 26 games as a freshman at Duke.
The 6-foot-10 19-year-old has a long history of knee injuries but was the top recruit coming out of high school by many rankings systems.
The Kings also own the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
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