DeMarcus Cousins went back to his former home in Sacramento last week and reminded the Kings just how good he is, dropping a triple-double on them in a Pelicans’ win.
Then he dropped a triple-double on the Cavaliers.
That got him off to a fast start, which landed him as the NBC Sports ProBasketballTalk Extra Player of the Week. Through four games he averaged more than 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists per game, plus got more than one blocked shot every night. For the season, he is second in the NBA in points scored per game.
When Cousins and Anthony Davis are on the court together, the Pelicans are a good team. The challenge in New Orleans is when it comes time to rest a player.