Sacramento Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins has a pretty clear goal in mind as the NBA season tip-off gets closer and closer. Asked on his MVP chances this season when speaking to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, Cousins said 'reachable, man? It's mine to grab.'
Coming into this season there are a lot of questions surrounding the Sacramento Kings. The explosive relationship between Cousins and coach George Karl has often put a question mark over how long both of them will co-exist in Sacramento.
However, no one can doubt the talent of Cousins and if he plays up to his potential he could have a monster season.
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An All-Star for the first time last season Cousins NBA career has been filled with ups and downs. He has never reached the playoffs in the West and there is only a slim chance of the Kings doing so this season.
What makes his chances of winning the MVP trophy even less likely is that he has never even received a fifth-place vote for MVP.
The former Kentucky big-man does, however, have more chance than ever this season. A more matured, refined player Cousins has spent a lot more time in the gym than usual this summer. On top of that his supporting cast is better than they've ever been with new additions such as former All-Star Rajon Rondo and championship experience in Marco Belinelli.
Cousins talent alone means that he could easily put himself in the hunt for the MVP trophy this season, but outside factors weigh heavy on whether or not he can achieve it this season.