SH Blog: Cousins suspended indefinitely, used “excessive profanity” in altercation with Smart

There’s not a lot of good news surrounding the Sacramento Kings right now.

If there’s big news coming out of Sacramento, it’s usually about how (a) the team might be leaving; (b) DeMarcus Cousins is in trouble; or (c) Tyreke Evans might be traded. And today, it’s (b). Check below for the full scoop on what Cousins did this time.

Speaking of which, Chris Sheridan has a new column up on how the Kings could try and unload their talented but problematic center. Also, regarding trades of talented but problematic centers, Brian Geltzeiler says that right now, it looks like the Magic actually won the Dwight Howard/Andrew Bynum/Andre Iguodala deal.

Now, here’s your one stop shop for all the latest NBA news:

  • Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today have the story on DeMarcus Cousins’ suspension from the Kings: “The Sacramento Kings suspended center DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely “for unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team,” Kings GM Geoff Petrie announced in a statement released Saturday. The third-year big man had a verbal altercation with coach Keith Smart during halftime of the Kings’ loss at the Clippers on Friday and was left in the locker room for the entire second half as a result. Two people with knowledge of the incident told USA TODAY Sports that nothing of a physical nature occurred between Cousins and his coach and that the yelling went back and forth between both men. Cousins, according to one of the people, used extensive profanity while sharing his latest frustrations. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.”

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