DeMarcus Cousins Becoming a Leader?
DeMarcus Cousins is rarely at a loss for words. And the Kings center is working to make sure his teammates hear them.
Cousins’ evolution as a leader continues in his third season. It’s a role Cousins embraces, but he’s still learning the best way to get his message across to teammates.
“I’m trying (to lead),” Cousins said. “Just in a better way that will be accepted more and accepted better.”
Tyreke Evans said before the start of training camp that he and Cousins needed to become better – players and teammates – for the Kings to improve this season.
“He’s been doing a good job of just talking and not getting mad too much,” Evans said. “Hopefully, he can keep it up for the rest of the season, and we’re going to help him all the way through.”
Cousins, meanwhile, remains committed to balancing his intensity while making sure his teammates remain receptive.
“That’s just something I have to work on,” Cousins said. “I’m still growing as a leader myself.”