Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was ejected Saturday night, and that barely causes a ripple in the pond anymore. Cousins was called for a foul on Utahs Enes Kanter, then after the whistle stopped play Cousins slapped the ball out of Kanters hands and that earned him his first technical.
RECAP: Kings 108, Jazz 97
Shockingly, Cousins disagreed with a call and went and said something to referee Gary Zielinski, then whatever he said walking away got him ejected.
Except thats not how Cousins sees it he told the Sacramento Bee it was Zielinski that cursed at him (hat tip to SLAM).
The referee cursed at me, Cousins said. He told me to go (expletive) ask the other referee (about the first technical foul). I was going to say something back, kept my cool and walked away and still end up with a technical. So I still dont understand...
And what did Cousins see when he watched the replay?
Its DeMarcus Cousins, so lets T him up, Cousins said.READ MORE ON ProBasketballTalk.com
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Instead, he was waived on June 23.
On Tuesday, the veteran guard found a new home as he has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic.
The deal is for the $2.1 million, according to ESPN.
In his only season with the Kings, the 31-year-old Afflalo averaged 8.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 61 games.
This is not Afflalo's first stint in Orlando. He played for the Magic from 2012 through 2014.
The Sacramento Kings have had a busy summer with the NBA Draft, free agency and Summer League. Now in the dog days of summer, we've come to the strange times of the offseason.
Big news is bound to still happen, but this is also the time when new trends take over. The latest is the Drive By Dunk Challenge and Kings rookie De'Aaron Fox joined the party on Sunday.
At the start of the challenge, everyday people started posting videos of themseleves getting out of cars to dunk on random neighborhood hoops. Now even NBA stars are getting in on the #DriveByDunkChallenge.
Along with Fox, Anthony Davis and Jaylen Brown have also posted their own videos of the challenge.