Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Report: DeMarcus Cousins out again
ESPN.com news services
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins did not travel with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report by the Sacramento Bee.
Coach Keith Smart decided not to bring Cousins on the trip, according to the report.
Cousins was reinstated after a one-game suspension for "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team." However, Smart told the Sacramento Bee the reinstatement meant Cousins could practice, not necessarily play.
Cousins practiced with the Kings on Monday. Cousins and Smart exchanged words in the locker room during halftime of Sacramento's loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Smart benched Cousins for the entire second half and ordered him to remain in the locker room.
Cousins' suspension initially was termed indefinite.
The 22-year-old Cousins has been suspended two other times by the NBA this season because of his conduct.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.