The Sacramento Kings will be without one of their big men indefinitely. The team has suspended DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely starting with tonight's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. This is the second time Cousins has run into trouble this season. He was suspended earlier in the season for striking O.J. Mayo in the groin.
According to Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee, Cousins and coach Keith Smart got into a verbal altercation at half time of the team's game on Friday night. Smart benched Cousins for the second half of the game. Cousins wouldn't comment on the issue except to say he was wrong.
"What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room but I was wrong."Cousins has been a lightning rod for controversy this season. He now has two suspensions and was fined for getting into an altercation with broadcaster Sean Elliot over remarks he made about Cousins during a game.
The loss of Cousins will be a significant blow to the Kings as they will lose one of their better scoring big men. He is averaging 16.5 points per game this season. He is also averaging 9.5 rebounds per game. Cousins is in his third season in the NBA. He played one year at Kentucky before entering the draft. In his NBA career, Cousins has averaged 16.0 point per game and 9.6 rebounds per game.