Here is an excerpt of coverage from News10 in Sacramento:
"I was lucky enough to get drafted here," said Cousins. "Very happy to be here, hopefully I can help the team gets some wins add some toughness and a down low presence."
Cousins has battled negative criticism about his attitude and work ethic, but the Kings defended their new center.
"We did alot of background checks on DeMarcus," said President of Basketball Operations, Geoff Petrie. "We had him out for a visit, we spent alot of time with him, we spent alot of time talking to people that have been involved with him in his development as a young player starting back in Junior High."
Meanwhile, George Barnette of Afro.com says Cousins was one of the three best picks made in the NBA Draft:
2. No. 5 Sacramento Kings - DeMarcus Cousins (Kentucky)
DeMarcus Cousins is the best big man in the draft. The rumors of Cousins overwhelming No. 3 pick Derrick Favors in a pre-draft workout don’t shock me. Cousins has amazing footwork, great touch around the rim and has the wide body you want in a low-post player. People question his maturity, but the 20 year-old is not a finished product mentally or physically. When he is, he’ll consistently be a 20-point and 10-rebound player every night.