Cousins, who found out about the coaching change via Twitter (no really), appears to be a disgruntled employee at times on the court.
Cousins found out on Twitter. Asked about players' reaction, "I think this is the perfect weather for this situation." It's gray & rainy.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 15, 2014
Following Sunday's loss at Detroit, Cousins voiced his opinion to the media.
"It's clear," Cousins said. "We're not the same team."
I asked DeMarcus Cousins if losing Michael Malone hurt more than anyone realized: "It’s clear. We’re not the same team."
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) January 5, 2015
Recent on the court displays have further solidified the speculation that Cousins is not happy with the change.
First, he slammed rookie Marcus Smart to the court like a rag doll in Boston:
Then, he took the phrase "taking a play off" to a whole new level in Minnesota:
Perhaps it's because Corbin is trying to make the Kings play at a faster pace, which seems to be having a negative impact on Cousins:
They tried pushing the pace … which only tired DeMarcus Cousins and caused many of his bad defensive habits to return. Mind-boggling.
— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) December 30, 2014
Regardless of what the problems are, the Kings have lost 15 of their last 20 games after starting the season with a respectable 9-5 record.
The other obvious issue: DeMarcus Cousins is ticked.