It’s a new ordeal that DeMarcus Cousins is currently going through, still looking for a base as the regular season resumes in less than two weeks. At 32, the pivot has taken the time to realize the impact his behavior has ended up having on his career as he waits to be given a chance to show up in the NBA again.
If he feels he has made mistakes in the past, the player thinks he has caught up enough to be worthily rehabilitated.
“Did I make mistakes? Absolutely. Did I do some things wrong? Absolutely. I am sorry for that. But I did more things right and I did more positive things than negative things. I don’t want those positives to be overlooked.”he told Yahoo Sports. “I’m just asking for a chance to show my progress, as a man and as a player.”
“An angry monster who only intimidates people”
Boogie feels like he’s still a victim of his dragged reputation during his time in Sacramento from 2010 to 2017, with his tumultuous relationship with George Karl, while his last stints in Los Angeles, Golden State and Denver would tend to prove that he calmed down.
“I think there’s a misperception of me as an angry monster who just bullies people, punches them, can’t be coached and is a cancer in a locker room”he added. “I think this is all wrong. I played for coach John Calipari, a legendary coach. I was more than easy to coach. Steve Kerr could attest to that, as well as Coach Malone. Of course, you can always come back to my visit to Sacramento. I was young. I was still discovering this profession. I didn’t know a lot of things. I handled a lot of things incorrectly, but I also learned from those mistakes.”
If he claims to have changed in the life of the group, on a daily basis, the problem persists in his behavior on the ground, which on the other hand has not really evolved. DeMarcus Cousins remains a bubbling player, on edge and capable of twisting in a fraction of a second.
15 techniques in 31 games in Denver…
Hired at the end of January by Denver, he still collected 15 technical fouls which notably earned him two expulsions, and a fine of 15,000 dollars for throwing a towel at a spectator, all in just 31 games played!
Waiting for good news, “Boogie” continues to train on his side, to be ready if the big day arrives. A spectator of the Wembanyama show on Tuesday, he also says he is determined to make all the necessary concessions, aware of the evolution of the NBA, of his position and therefore of the role he could play.
“Whatever role I am given, I will do it willingly and to the best of my abilities. Obviously, as a competitor, I always want to reach for the stars, but I will do what I am asked to do. Whether it’s starting, coming off the bench or being at the end of the bench to cheer on a guy in front of me, I’ll do it. Everything that’s necessary. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win.”he launched.
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