Cousins not suspended, unlikely to play Bulls
by Sam Amick, USA TODAY Sports
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins won’t be suspended for Wednesday’s game vs. the Chicago Bulls, but he’s not expected to play either.
The big man who delivered a right elbow to the head of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Mike Dunleavy on Sunday will not be suspended, according to NBA spokesman Tim Frank. Yet according to a person with knowledge of Cousins’ situation, he is not expected to play because of left leg pain caused by the collision with Dunleavy that preceded the incident in question. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on his behalf.
Cousins’ latest transgression took place after he exchanged words with Dunleavy about a third-quarter play in which the Kings big man who was in a full sprint went tumbling to the floor after he was boxed out by Dunleavy. Eight seconds of play later, Cousins fought around a Dunleavy screen and landed a right elbow to his head as he chased Drew Gooden.
Cousins was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game, the fourth time he has been thrown out of a game this season.… [For more on Cousins not suspended, not expected to play vs. Bulls, click here.]