The Sacramento Kings are one of the most dysfunctional franchises in the NBA for the past several years. According to the latest NBA rumors, Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins is feeling confident about their fortunes next season and the team turmoil may be over.
The Kings started their offseason by appointing Dave Joerger as head coach, the team’s sixth coaching change since 2012. General Manager Vlade Divac also shut down the trade rumors surrounding Cousins as they prepare for next season.
The 25-year-old All-Star was very positive about the hiring of Joerger and he told CSN Bay Area that he is on the same page as his new head coach. He also revealed that he’s in the best shape of his life and he’s lost 18 pounds heading into the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“I think we get too caught up in the bonding and being great friends. We talked about that – it’s not about that. It’s about being on the same page, having the same goal. It’s about coming out and doing what’s best for the team. We communicated that and we’re on the same page,” Cousins said.
“I’m feeling great right now, my feet are well. I’m in the process of getting in shape. Everything is positive right now and that’s the way it should be,” he added.
Cousins is one of the best big men in the NBA today but his maturity issues have overshadowed his talent. Nonetheless, the morale of the player seems to be up and the experience he will gain playing in the Olympics is very valuable.
On the other hand, the Kings organization is also starting to turn the corner as the team recently unveiled four new jerseys for next season, per USA Today. It is part of their “rebranding process” that includes their new team logo and their new arena, the Golden 1 Center.
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