Awesome Demarcus Cousins video interview

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by biltalent, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    While I prefer Cousins in the post, I understand him (and other post players) spending less time there. It seems like refs are calling fewer fouls on post moves, especially when the other player is smaller.
  2. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    So in that case, maybe get a hook shot down? or maybe a floater? he doesn't necessarily have to be under the basket to get it done.
  3. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    Cousins has a variety of moves in the post and is effective playing there. I think it's more about spending fewer possessions in the post so he doesn't get beat up as much.
  4. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    variety? I beg to differ on that one. he has a nice spin move from time to time but I'm not seeing much else besides trying to bulldoze your way through your opponents chest, which is forbidden these days anyway. So whenever the team needs a point, he is 9 out of 10 times setting a quick screen and rolling to the three. Live and die by the jumper I suppose.
  5. Lopes

    Lopes Guest

    I happen to think Cuz has the best footwork of any big I've ever seen. At least a power big. And You want him to develop a floater or hook shot? What a waste of his strengths in those two cases. He isn't a quick guard and he doesn't have extreme length. Power suits just fine and no it isn't forbidden
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  6. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    You don't think his power is sometimes his enemy? do you see officials consistently allowing him to overpower his opponent? because I don't. You mentioned it yourself, since he isn't very athletic and doesn't have much length, he should develop a consistent floater or hook shot, that's not too much to ask is it?
  7. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    While I agree that Cousins has very good footwork, Hakeem had the best footwork I have ever seen.
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  8. Lopes

    Lopes Guest

    Hakeem wasn't a power big
  9. Lopes

    Lopes Guest

    Umm I would argue length is required for a deadly hook. See KAJ33
  10. Lopes

    Lopes Guest

    Did you want Shaq to hit floaters and hooks too
  11. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Different species of animal
  12. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    That shouldn't be the barometer that is set here. There are players that have that in their arsenal and they may not possess the length you speak of
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  13. Telemachus

    Telemachus Well-Known Member

    He may have primarily used his quickness and agility, but he could play the power game as well. He is the best center I have seen play (my opinion). I've only seen highlights of Wilt and Kareem during the later part of his career.
  14. The Hammer

    The Hammer Well-Known Member

    I'll admit, the people who are still wanting Cousins to "change", rather than just accept and love the guy and be grateful for his completely irrational loyalty to us, are, to me, beginning to sound like nags.

    Yeah yeah I get it, you all know just exactly how to change DeMarcus, if you could, and he would then become the perfect player, leader, whatever. Guess what. That is not how people work. It's not how you work.

    If you want to remove the part of Cousins that fights with refs, you don't know what else you are going to lobotomize. You can't just brain surgery out what you perceive to be a person's negative traits.

    My suggestion is learn to love it. Learn to view it with a sense of humor. Dont be so sure that what you are seeing is the whole, true picture. Don't use that one thing as the reason we haven't been to the playoffs in 12 years, why we almost moved to Seattle, or whatever other reason Andy Furillo is projecting onto Cousins for why the world isn't perfect.

    Free DeMarcus Cousins from your version of his perfect self and love the crazy, good natured, funny, incomprehensible animal that he is.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017
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