DeMarcus Cousins on Kings’ draft: ‘I really don’t understand it’
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is staying focused on playing for Team USA at the Rio Olympics in a few weeks, but did admit that he doesn’t completely agree with his team’s decisions in the draft, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The Kings made headlines when they decided to move down in the draft from the No. 8 pick to No. 13, taking Greek big man Georgios Papagiannis with that pick. Sacramento also drafted Kentucky forward Skal Labissiere, giving the team a glut of big men.
“I really don’t understand it,” Cousins said when asked about the Papagiannis pick, “but I do my job.”
Cousins made it clear that he had no control of the draft process and doesn’t plan on talking about it too much.
“I do my job,” Cousins said, according to the Sacramento Bee. “I can’t control (the draft). I control what I can control.”
Cousins averaged a career-high 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season. He earned his second trip to the All-Star Game and was named All-NBA second team.
The Kings finished 10th in the Western Conference with a 33–49 record.