DeMarcus Cousins: ‘New system, new group of guys is tough for me’

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Sacramento Kings superstar center DeMarcus Cousins is entering a crucial point of his career this season. Cousins will be under a new head coach once again, a new system and new teammates as he tries to prove to everyone that he can win in Sacramento.

The 26-year-old All-Star big man has two more years left before he hits free agency but everything is new once again. A lot of eyes are on him this season as teams would look to acquire him at the trade deadline if he fails to get along with new head coach, Dave Joerger.

In a recent interview with CSN Bay Area, DeMarcus Cousins revealed that he is having a tough time adjusting to his new head coach, the new system, as well as to his new teammates. However, he wants everyone to know that patience is key this season as they try to make the playoffs for the first time in ten years.

“Patience would be very important, especially for me. But it’s going to be a process. It’s a new system. A new group of guys. I mean, it’s tough for me. I can be honest, it’s tough for me. It’s going to be a process,” Cousins said.

“We can be known as that team that’s hard to play against every night and that takes a lot of mental fortitude to do that possession after possession, to guard to run back on every possession. And that’s what we’re working on,” coach Joerger added.

The Kings finished the preseason with a 3-3 record but the headline for them was not good. Newly-signed point guard Ty Lawson brought some unwanted buzz in the locker due to him missing a team flight early this week.

Nevertheless, the issue seems to have been resolved since Lawson is still with the team. DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings will open the 2016-17 NBA season on the road against the Phoenix Suns on October 26.

Photo Courtesy: Mike/Flickr

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