As Team USA looks to puts its stamp on the 2016 Summer Olympics, Sacramento Kings’ big man DeMarcus Cousins is enjoying his time being teammates with Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony, 32, was a part of the ‘Redeem Team’ in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, helping lead Team USA to a gold medal. Now, eight years later, Cousins, somebody who was in high school during that time, is now getting a chance to learn from a seasoned veteran.
“It’s dope, I enjoy being around him,” Cousins told Sacramento Bee. “He’s got so much experience in his game. It’s well known that I’ve been a Melo fan my whole life. Just to be able to work with him daily I believe will help me become a better player. I’m excited for it.
After such positive comments, Knicks fans could be rubbing their hands together with a smile on their face, hoping that ringing endorsement means that Cousins’ future is with the Knicks. However, despite constant rumors, the Sacramento Kings are reportedly not interesting in parting with “Boogie” at this time.
However, if and when Cousins does leave Sacramento for greener pastures, he will be an improved player and the experience with his current Team USA teammates, including Anthony, will be a big reason why.
“I think he’s been great,” Cousins added. “He’s a very experienced guy, he’s an old head on this team. He’s been on winning teams, he’s been on losing teams. So that’s a voice you listen to in the locker room. “