DeMarcus Cousins has plans to spend some of his summer in Rio. Seeing a few sites, but mostly winning a gold medal with Team USA at the Olympics.
Along those lines, Cousins has gotten healthy. He missed the final couple games of the regular season after battling foot tendonitis much of the season. That is in his past now, and he slimmed down, as reported by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
Despite the injury, Cousins was a beast this season: he had 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting over 30 percent from three-point range for the first time in his career. He’s already golfing and hanging out with new coach Dave Joerger, and Cousins should have a monster Olympics because he is the kind of athlete with skill the rest of the world just does not have on its rosters.