Monday, November 16, 2015

DeMarcus Cousins Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Cousins averaged 32.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in 4 games.

Here's a release from

NEW YORK — The Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum and the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 15.

Batum led the Hornets to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.5 points (fifth in the East), 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The French native ranked fifth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (57.7 percent) as he connected on 15-of-26 triples on the week. Batum stuffed the stat sheet against his former team on Nov. 15. as he posted 33 points, six assists and five rebounds during a 106-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Cousins led the Kings to a 3-1 week behind averages of 32.5 points (tied-first in the conference) and 11.0 rebounds (third in the conference). He posted a point-rebound double-double in three of four contests, including a 40-point, 13-rebound effort on Nov. 13 during a 111-109 win over the Nets. The sixth-year big man connected on 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) three-point field goals on the week and also collected six blocks and three steals.

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