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NBA CAREER

Averaging 20.2 ppg (.460 FG%, .290 3pt%, .728 FT%), 10.8 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.2 bpg and 31.6 mpg in 415 career games (started 393) in six seasons with Sacramento (2010-11 – 2015-16) ... Has four career triple-doubles - two in 2014-15, one in 2012-13, one in 2015-16 ... Had back-to-back triple-doubles with a 24-point, 20-rebound, 13-assists effort vs. New Orleans (4/3/15) and 24-point, 21-rebound, 10-assist performance previous game at Houston (4/1/15) ... Recorded first career triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 career-high assists vs. Boston (12/30/12) ... In his career, has scored 50 or more points in one game, 40 or more in five games and 30 or more on 53 occasions ... Grabbed 20 or more rebounds in a game 11 times in his career ... Has 10 20-point, 20-rebound games in career, five of which are 30-point, 20-rebound efforts ... Ranks second in the Sacramento era in career double-doubles (244), one shy of Chris Webber (245) ... Tallied a career-high 56 points (21-30 FG, 1-3 3pt, 13-16 FT), a game-high 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks in 46 minutes in a double overtime loss vs. Charlotte (1/25/16) ... The 56 points set a new Sacramento-era single-game record (prev. 51, Chris Webber, 1/5/01) and a new Sleep Train Arena record (prev. 53, Tony Delk, 1/2/01) ... Grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds to go along with 39 points, one assist, two steals and one block in 40 minutes at Philadelphia (3/13/15) NBA HONORS/AWARDS

Selected to the 2015 and 2016 Western Conference All-Star Teams ... Two-time All-NBA Second Team selection (2014-15, 2015-16) ... Named to the 2010-11 NBA All- Rookie First Team ... Four-time Western Conference Player of the Week (1/13/04, 11/24/14, 11/16/15, 1/25/16)

NBA RANKINGS

Was ranked fourth in scoring in the NBA in 2015-16 and fifth in 2014-15 ... Has been ranked in the Top 10 in the NBA in rebounding in each of the last four seasons (5th in 2015-16, 3rd in 2014-15, 5th in 2013-14, 9th in 2012-13, tied 4th in 2011-12) ... In 2011-12, ranked first in NBA in charges taken (50), offensive rebounds (265) and tied with Kevin Love for offensive rebounds per game (4.1 orpg) ... Was fourth (tied with Kris Humphries) in NBA in rebounding (11.0 rpg) in 2011-12

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

Selected after freshman season at Kentucky in the first round (5th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/7/10) ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (9/30/13)

USA BASKETBALL

Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Men's team (8-0) in 2016 Olympics in Rio, averaging 9.1 ppg (.614 FG%, .826 FT%), 5.8 rpg, 1.6 apg and 14.8 mpg in eight games (started five) ... USA Basketball Select Team that helped prepare the U.S. Olympic Men’s team for the 2012 Olympics ... Member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool ... Averaged 9.6 ppg (.702 FG%, .667 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 1.0 apg and 13.8 mpg in nine games off the bench for the USA squad that won a second consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal in Madrid, Spain ... Recorded 11 points and nine rebounds in the 129-92 win over Serbia in the championship game (9/14/14)

2015-16 (Sacramento)

Averaged a team-high 26.9 ppg (.451 FG%, .333 3pt%, .718 FT%), a team-high 11.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.55 spg, 1.42 bpg and 34.6 mpg in starting all 65 games he played in ... Missed four games (11/3-11/7/15) due right Achilles strain ... Missed one game (11/19/15 at Miami) due to a NBA suspension ... Missed three games (11/25-11/28/15) due to a lower back strain ... Missed one game (2/1/16) due to a sprained left ankle ... Missed one game (3/11/16) due to a team suspension ... Missed one game (3/23/16) due to a bruised right knee ... Missed five games (3/28/16, 4/2/16, 4/7/16, 4/11/16, 4/13/16) due to rest ... Missed one game (4/1/16) due to NBA suspension (16th technical) ... Scored in double-figures in 64 games, 20 or more in 52, 30 or more in 26, 40 or more in four and 50 or more once ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 47 games, 20 or more in two games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded 47 double-doubles, two 20-point, 20-rebound double-doubles ... Recorded one triple-double (2/5 at Brooklyn) ... Led team in scoring in 52 games and rebounding in 54 and assists in three. NBA RANKS: Ranked fourth in scoring and fifth in rebounding in the NBA ... HONORS: Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 9-15 after leading the Kings to a 3-1 record, averaging 32.5 ppg (.456 FG%, .474 3pt%, .765 FT%) , 11.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 bpg and 36.3 mpg. For the fourth time in his career and the second time this season, Cousins was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Jan. 18-24 after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record while averaging 36.0 ppg (.526 FG%, .667 3pt%, .722 FT%), 14.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 1.0 bpg and 37.7 mpg. His previous two times winning the honor was 1/13/14 and 11/24/14 ... Selected by the NBA’s head coaches as a reserve on the Western Conference team for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game (1/28/16) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Returned to Kings lineup after four games with a right Achilles strain (11/3-11/7) and recorded third double-double of the season and 200th of his career with 21 points (5-20 FG, 0-4 3pt, 11-15 FT) and 12 rebounds vs. San Antonio (11/9/15) to go along with three assists, two steals and one block in 32 minutes ... Recorded 40 points (13-27 FG, 2-4 3pt, 12-13 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 35 minutes vs. Brooklyn ... Tallied 19 straight points for the Kings, finishing with 21 points in the third quarter (11/13/15) ... Moved into second place on the Kings’ career all-time list for free throws made in the Sacramento era vs. Dallas (11/30/15) ... Tallied 16th double-double of the season with game-highs of 33 points (11-27 FG, 2-4 3pt, 9-10 FT) and season-high 19 rebounds to go along with one assist and two blocks in 38 minutes at Oklahoma City (1/4/16) ... With 3:25 left in the third quarter at Oklahoma City (1/4/16), grabbed 4,000th career rebound ... Tallied a then-career-high 48 points (17-29 FG, 1-2 3pt, 13-20 FT), a game-high-tying 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal in 39 minutes vs. Indiana (1/23/16) ... The 17 FGM set a new career high ... In a 3-game span (Jan. 20-23) recorded 108 points and 44 rebounds, the most since Oscar Robertson had 109 points and 44 rebounds during the 1961-62 season (Feb. 24-28, 1962) ... Tallied a career-high 56 points (21-30 FG, 1-3 3pt, 13-16 FT), a game-high 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks in 46 minutes in a double overtime loss vs. Charlotte (1/25/16) ... The 56 points set a new Sacramento-era single-game record (prev. 51, Chris Webber, 1/5/01) and a new Sleep Train Arena record (prev. 53, Tony Delk, 1/2/01) ... Has posted 164 points in a four-game span (Jan. 20-25), the most since Nate Archibald tallied 167 points during the 1972-73 season (Feb. 7-13, 1973) ... Recorded first triple-double of the season and fourth of his career with 24 points, a team-high 10 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists to go along with two steals in 40 minutes at Brooklyn (2/5/16) ... Tallied ninth career 20-point, 20-rebound double-double (Sacramento-era career record) with game-highs of 37 points and 20 rebounds to accompany two assists, one steal and four blocks in 39 minutes in win vs. Denver (2/19/16) ... Scored 8,000th career point on a dunk with 2:57 left in the 1st quarter at San Antonio (3/5/16), finishing with a game-high 31 points (10-20 FG, 1-3 3pt, 10-15 FT), a team-high nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes ... Posted game-high 31 points (10-23 FG, 3-6 3pt, 8-11 FT), a team-high 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. Utah (3/13/16) - 24th 30-point game of the season, second-most in a season in the Sacramento era after passing Chris Webber (23) ... Recorded 10th career 20-point, 20-rebound game with game-high 24 points (11-23 FG, 1-3 3pt, 1-2 FT) and a game-high-tying 20 rebounds to go along with four assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes in the 88-80 win at New York (3/20/16) ... Also made 3,000th career field goal ... With 30 points (11-21 FG, 1-4 3pt, 7-11 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks vs. Portland (4/5/16), tied Mitch Richmond (1996-97) for the most 30-point games in a season in the Sacramento era

2014-15 (Sacramento)

Averaged a team-high and career-high 24.1 ppg (.467 FG%, 2-8 3pt, a career-high .782 FT%), a team-high and career-best 12.7 rpg, a career-high 3.6 apg, 1.53 spg, a career-high 1.76 bpg and 34.1 mpg in starting all 59 games he played in ... Missed 10 games (11/28-12/16/14) due to a viral meningitis (Inactive List) and one game (12/26/14) due to gastroenteritis (Inactive List) and one game (1/17/15) due to right ankle sprain ... Missed two games (2/27/15, 3/1/15) due to left ankle sprain & left hip contusion (Inactive List) ... Missed two games (3/18/15, 3/20/15) due to right calf strain ... DND-rest in one game (3/30) ... Missed six games due to right foot rest & rehab (4/7-4/15/15) ... Scored in double-figures in 59 games, 20 or more in 46, 30 or more in 11 ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 47 games, 20 or more rebounds in four games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in two games ... Recorded 47 double-doubles ... Recorded two triple-doubles ... Led the Kings in scoring in 40 games, rebounding in 50 and assists in nine ... Led Kings in all three categories in six games (11/26, 1/4, 1/13, 1/30, 4/1, 4/3) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied a season-high 39 points three times, the last two occasions as 30-point, 20-rebound efforts (39 points, 20 rebounds on 3/27/15 vs. New Orleans and 39 points, career-high 24 rebounds on 3/13/15 at Philadelphia) ... Recorded two career triple-double and first of the season with 24 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists at Houston (4/1/15) and then followed it up with another one in the next game vs. New Orleans (4/3/15) with 24 points, 20 rebounds and career-high 13 assists

2013-14 (Sacramento)

Averaged a team-leading 22.7 ppg (a career-high .496 FG%, 0-7 3pt, .726 FT%), a team-high 11.7 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.54 spg, 1.28 bpg and 32.4 mpg in starting all 71 games he has played in ... Missed one game due to sprained right ankle (on Inactive List), six games due to a sprained left ankle (DNP-CD on 2/1/14), one game due to a strained left hip flexor and one game due to right knee tendinitis (DNP-CD on 3/16/14) ... Missed two games due to NBA suspension (2/28/14, 4/16/14) ... Scored in double-figures in 67 games, 20 or more points in 48, 30 or more in 15 ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 53 games ... Recorded 53 double-doubles (40 of which are 20-point, 10-rebound efforts; 13 30-point, 10-rebound performances; one 20-point, 20-rebound double-double) ... Had a double-double streak of 15 games, longest in Sacramento-era history ... Led team in scoring in 38 games, rebounding in 52, assists in 10 ... Among NBA leaders, tied 9th in scoring and ranked 5th in rebounding to become only the second King in the Sacramento era to rank in the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding in a single season (Chris Webber, twice - 1999-00 and 2000-01) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Set a new Sacramento-era single-season record for most double-doubles, recording his 51st with game-highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds at Portland (4/9/14) ... With a game-high- tying 24 points and game-high 14 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City (4/8/14), recorded 50th double-double to tie Chris Webber (2000-01) for the Sacramento-era single-season record ... Recorded fourth career 20-point, 20-rebound game with game-highs of 28 points and 20 rebounds to go along with three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes at Brooklyn (3/9/14) ... After a six-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, tallied 29th double-double of the season with game-highs of 25 points (8-15 FG, 9-15 FT) and 16 rebounds to go along with four assists and a block in 34 minutes vs. Chicago (2/3/14) ... Tallied first double-double of the season with game-highs of 30 points (13-26 FG, 4-7 FT) and 14 rebounds to go along with one assist, two steals and two blocks in the opening win vs. Denver (10/30/13)

2012-13 (Sacramento)

Averaged a team-leading 17.1 ppg (.465 FG%, .182 3pt%, .738 FT%), a team-high 9.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.44 spg, and 30.5 mpg in 75 games (started 74) ... Missed three games due to NBA Suspension (11/11/12, 11/13/12, 12/12/12) ... Missed one game due to team suspension (12/23/12) ... NWT-Coach’s Decision in one game (12/26/12) ... Missed two games due to a left quad contusion (DNP- CD on 3/13/13, NWT on 3/17/13) ... Ranked 9th in NBA in rebounding ... Scored in double-figures in 62 games, 20 or more points in 28 games, 30 or more in three games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 38 games, 20 or more in two games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded 35 double-doubles ... Recorded one triple-double (12/30/12) ... Led Kings in scoring in 26 games, rebounding in 48, assists in 15 ... Top Single-Game Performances: In final regular season game, recorded game-high and season-high 36 points (14-24 FG, 8-11 FT), a game-high and career-high 22 rebounds (career-high 18 on defensive end), three assists, and three blocks in 41 minutes vs. LA Clippers (4/17/13) ... Recorded 34 points (12-16 FG, 1-2 3pt, 9-9 FT), a game-high 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes in a win at Phoenix (3/28/13) ... Tallied 31 points (11-18 FG, 9-12 FT), 20 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 33 minutes in the road win at Toronto (1/4/13) ... Had first career triple-double with 12 points (4-12 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, a career-high 10 assists to go along with one steal in 31 minutes in the win vs. Boston (12/30/12).

2011-12 (Sacramento)

Averaged 18.1 ppg (.448 FG%, .143 3pt%, .702 FT%), a team-high 11.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.45 spg, 1.17 bpg, and 30.5 mpg in 64 games (started 62) ... Inactive List in one game (1/1/12) ... Missed one game due to food poisoning (3/7/12) ... Scored in double-figures in 53 games, 20-plus in 25 games, 30-plus in three, 40-plus in one ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 38 games, 20 or more rebounds in two games ... Recorded 36 double-doubles, most for a King since Chris Webber had 45 double-doubles in 2002-03 ... Led Kings in total points (1,160), field goals made (448) and attempted (999), free throws made (262) and attempted (373), total rebounds (703), offensive rebounds (265), defensive rebounds (438), steals (93), and blocks (75) ... Led Kings in scoring in 23 games, rebounding in 41 games, and assists in four ... Ranked 1st in total offensive rebounds (265), tied 1st with Kevin Love in offensive rebounds per game (4.1 ppg), tied 4th with Kris Humphries in rebounding , 17th in steals per game, 23rd in scoring, tied 26th with Kevin Durant in blocks per game ... Also ranked first in charges taken (50) ... Had five straight games (3/22-3/30/12) in which he recorded at least 22 points and 11 rebounds becoming the first Kings player since Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals (1967-68) ... Top-Single Game Performances: Recorded a career-high 41 points (16-25 FG, 9-14 FT), a game-high 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 38 minutes vs. Phoenix (4/3/12) - at 21 years old, last NBA player younger than Cousins to exceed those totals in a game was a then-20-year-old Kevin Durant, who had 46 points and 15 rebounds vs. LA Clippers (1/23/09) ... Matched career-high in rebounding with 20 while recording team-high 15 points, two assists, and two steals at LA Clippers (4/7/12) ... Tallied a game-high 38 points (15-26 FG, 8-12 FT), a game-high 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in a career-high 50 minutes at Houston (3/26/12) ... Recorded 21 points (8-18 FG, 5-5 FT), a career-high 20 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes vs. Golden State (2/4/12) ... 2012 NBA ROOKIE CHALLENGE: Recorded 18 points (8-14 FG, 0-2 3pt, 2-4 FT), a game-high-tying 11 rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes in helping Team Chuck to a 146-133 win over Team Shaq at the Amway Center in Orlando (2/24/12)

2010-11 (Sacramento)

Named to the 2010-11 T-Moblie NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 14.1 ppg (.430 FG%, .167 3pt%, .687 FT%), a team-high 8.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.05 spg, and 28.5 mpg in 81 games (started 62) ... As a starter, averaged 15.1 ppg (.438 FG%, .188 3pt%, .704 FT), 8.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.11 spg, and 29.5 mpg in 62 games ... As a reserve, averaged 11.0 ppg (.398 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .626 FT%), 7.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, and 25.2 mpg in 19 games ... Scored in double-figures in 58 games, 20-plus in 16 games, 30-plus in one game ... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 29 games ... Recorded 26 double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in 16 games, rebounding in 38, and assists in eight ... Set a new Sacramento-era rookie record for total rebounds in a season (699), surpassing Lionel Simmons’ mark of 697, set in 1990-91 ... Became first Kings rookie in Sacramento era to lead team in rebounds per game since Simmons ... Ranked 17th in rebounds per game, 39th in blocks per game ... Among rookies, ranked third in scoring, second in rebounds per game, sixth in assists per game, fourth in steals per game and minutes per game, fifth in blocks per game ... For the second straight season, a Kings rookie earned first-team All-Rookie honors (2009-10, Tyreke Evans) ... Is the first time the Kings have had first-team All-Rookie selections in two straight seasons since the Kansas City-Omaha Kings’ Ron Behagen (1973-74) and Scott Wedman (1974-75) were named to the first team ... Became the 14th player in franchise history to be named to the NBA All-Rookie team, and the 10th earning first-team honors ... Top Single-Game Performances: In NBA debut, tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in 27 minutes at Minnesota (10/27/10) ... Recorded first career double-double with 14 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3pt, 4-6 FT) and a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with two assists and two steals at Cleveland (10/30/10) ... Tallied a career-high 30 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3pt, 18-21 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 35 minutes vs. Oklahoma City (4/11/11) ... The 18 free throws made and 21 attempted set new Sacramento era rookie single-game records ... Cousins’ 17 second-half free-throw attempts vs. Oklahoma City (4/11/11) tied an ARCO Arena/ Power Balance Pavilion record set by Kevin Martin vs. Minnesota (second half, 3/7/08) ... Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with 18 points (6-18 FG, 6-11 FT), seven assists, two steals and three blocks in 44 minutes at Utah (3/5/11) ... Recorded 27 points and 10 rebounds in Kings’ win over the Lakers in Los Angeles (1/28/11), marking the first time a rookie had that many points and rebounds in a road win against the Lakers since Christian Laettner had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a 126-113 Timberwolves win at the Great Western Forum (3/31/93) ... His 25 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in the win over New Orleans (1/29/11) was the highest statistical levels a Kings rookie had reached in 20 years, since Simmons’ 33-point, 14-rebound, seven-assist effort vs. the Clippers (2/14/91). ... 2011 NBA ROOKIE CHALLENGE: Recorded a game-high 33 points (15-24 FG, 0-1 3pt, 3-5 FT), a team-high 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals, and one block in 27 minutes in helping the Rookies to a 148-140 win over the Sophomores in the T-Moblie Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles (2/18/11)

COLLEGE CAREER

Earned Associated Press First Team and John R. Wooden All-American honors after averaging 15.1 ppg (.558 FG%, .604 FT%), 9.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.97 spg, 1.76 bpg, and 23.5 mpg in 38 games (started 37) as a freshman at Kentucky ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Year and garnered First Team All-SEC accolades ... Honored as a finalist for the 2010 Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy (given to the nation’s top player by the USBWA) ... Led the conference with 20 double-doubles, eclipsing the previous UK freshman record of 11 held by Chris Mills (1988-89) ... Trailed only John Wall (16.6 ppg) in scoring and led the team in rebounding and blocks ... Scored in double-figures on 31 occasions and tallied 20 or more points four times ... Recorded career-highs with 27 points (10-15 FG, 7-13 FT) and 18 rebounds vs. Sam Houston State (11/19/09) ... Contributed 24 points (8-14 FG, 8-11 FT) and 10 rebounds vs. UNC Asheville (11/30/09) ... Hauled in 12 rebounds and tied a career-best with 27 points (9-17 FG, 9-10 FT) at South Carolina (1/26/10) ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after collecting 19 points (6-11 FG, 7-9 FT), five rebounds, three steals, and a block at Vanderbilt (2/20/10) and 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, and one block at Mississippi State (2/16/10) ... Earned the same distinction after tallying 19 points (6-13 FG, 7-10 FT) and 14 rebounds at LSU (2/6/10) and adding 18 points (6-14 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds, and four blocks vs. Ole Miss (2/2/10) ... Corralled a career-high tying 18 rebounds to complement 18 points (7-14 FG 4-8 FT) against Louisville (1/2/10) ... Posted 19 points and 15 rebounds vs. Tennessee in a 74-45 Wildcat triumph in the SEC Tournament (3/13/10) ... Supplied a 19-point, eight-rebound effort against Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, helping Kentucky to a 90-60 win and berth in the Sweet 16 (3/20/10)

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Only the second Wildcat player chosen in Kings history, joining Bob Guyette (picked No. 49 overall in 1975) ... One of a record five players selected in the first round from the same university, including John Wall (No. 1 overall), Patrick Patterson (No. 14 overall), Eric Bledsoe (No. 18 overall), and Daniel Orton (No. 29 overall) in 2010 NBA Draft ... Is the 19th player in franchise history to don jersey number 15 (last was John Salmons in 2008-09)

PERSONAL

Full name is DeMarcus Cousins ... Son of Monique Cousins ... Shoe size 16 (Nike) ... Lists "The Wood," "Menace II Society" and "Love & Basketball" as all-time favorite movies ... Favorite comfort food is chips

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 270 lbs./ 122.5 kg
Born: August 13, 1990
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (5th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2010 - 2015
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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