“Why Did We Ever Drop DeMarcus Cousins”: Warriors Fans In Utter Disbelief As Former All Star Finds His Groove For A Career High vs Stephen Curry and Draymond Green

Published 04/28/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
DENVER, CO – APRIL 24: DeMarcus Cousins #4 of the Denver Nuggets celebrates against the Golden State Warriors during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins had a good career in the NBA. He has spent the majority of it in Sacramento Kings, which is sad. He has not stayed in one team for more than a year after his time with the Kings. The latest team he now plays for is the Nikola Jokic led Denver Nuggets. Fans have underestimated him for quite a while. His performances did not help. He never could achieve minutes enough to have those performances.

Today, he has finally achieved a career high in playoff points. He has got 19 points against his former franchise, the Golden State Warriors. Supported by Jokic, he has done well enough to keep the Nuggets in the game against the Warriors. Though, it didn’t affect the ultimate result of the game as the Warriors beat them.

This performance has led to some Warriors fans regretting him leaving the team in 2019. Cousins was in that team for a season and due to this performance, has had the fans remembering the good old days of Cousins hooping and jumping.

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Fans Reaction to Cousins’ performances

Dec 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots between Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) and guard Romeo Langford (9) during the first quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Fans have had sellers regret with Cousins today. Nuggets may just win the 5th game to shorten the lead if Jokic and Cousins have their way (Update: they didn’t). These are some of the fans doing “sadge face” about Cousins performing well:

 

DeMarcus Cousins and his Journey

Jun 8, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and LA Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins (15) battle in the second quarter during game one in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Cousins has had an interesting career with the NBA. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2010 from the University of Kentucky. He had spent seven years with that team (why?). From 2013 to 2017, he was their best player. In 2016-17, he averaged around 28 points per game, 5 assists per game and 11 rebounds per game. Kings, though, are the Kings and still came 12th in the Conference that year.

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He left the Kings for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2017. Cousins wasn’t too bad there either, but missed the playoffs in 2018 because of a torn left Achilles. It turned out to be a season ending for him. He left the Pelicans for the Golden State Warriors in 2018. The latter already won two successive championships, by that time. He didn’t have much for them too because of injury.

It was the same for the Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Clippers. He has been a journeyman since leaving the Kings, but he has achieved much by being a good role player for those teams.

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Will Cousins revive his career? We will have too see in the next season. For now, he deserves a rest after today’s intense game.

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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