DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most interesting entities in the NBA today, and it goes far beyond his mouth-watering ability.
The 26-year-old is almost certainly the best offensive center in the league and the Sacramento Kings man finished fourth in scoring last term before heading off to Rio with Team USA and collecting a gold medal.
However, the Kings' fortunes haven't quite reflected the immense talent they have at their disposal.
Many onlookers attribute that to Cousins' famous and very visible temper. As a result, Cousins has not always got on with his coaches in Sacramento, his relationship with George Karl last term being the worst by a considerable distance.
Now, Dave Joerger has taken the hotseat in Sacramento and the former Memphis Grizzlies head coach has gotten off to a respectable start with one win and one loss.
For Cousins, it looks like he has finally found a coach he is on the same page with. Having posted 37 points and 16 rebounds in the defeat to the San Antonio Spurs last night, Boogie looks like he is thriving.
“I like him and he likes me,” Cousins said after finishing with 24 points and six rebounds in the 113-94 opening night win in Phoenix, according to The Sacramento Bee. “Joerger’s been great. I think what he brought to the team is what this team needed. It fits our identity more than how we played in the past. Not to knock any of the previous situations but I think this situation fits this team the best.”