Who has had the better career as a return man?

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More trouble for DeMarcus Cousins

Just look at DeMarcus Cousins' numbers: 22.3 points per game, 11.5 rebounds, 1.59 steals, a 25.75 player efficiency rating (sixth in the NBA). And yet, all is not right for a player long known for behavior issues and a lack of defensive effort. His Sacramento Kings, as expected, are battling with the Los Angeles Lakers to stay out of the basement in the Western Conference (they're 20-37 through Thursday). And, on Thursday, Cousins was hit with a one-game suspension and $20,000 fine after he hit the Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverly and later went ballistic on a referee in a game Tuesday. To his credit, Cousins apologized on Twitter and certainly is having the best season of his career. But questions still swirl despite the big man having inked a four-year, $62 million deal with Sacramento in the offseason.

What do you make of DeMarcus Cousins being suspended one game and fined $20,000 for punching Patrick Beverly in the stomach and other transgressions?

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  • Will DeMarcus Cousins ever be the centerpiece of a championship contender?

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  • Which is the bigger issue for DeMarcus Cousins?

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  • Would you want DeMarcus Cousins on your favorite team?

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  • When will the Kings next make the playoffs?

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