For whatever reason, Andrew Bynum feels sorry for DeMarcus Cousins.
“He’s a good player, definitely coming up,” the Lakers’ all-star center said according to The Sacramento Bee. “It’s terrible that he has to play in Sacramento. He could take his take his talents somewhere and really help a team.
“It’s not working out.”
The Kings second-year big man has been misunderstood, to say the least, during his time in Sac Town, what with his fighting with coaches and the team hiring a “babysitter” last season. This year, things came to a head when he was involved in a highly-publicized spat with head coach Paul Westphal. That situation ended with Westphal’s dismissal.
Aside from misgivings about Cousins’ attitude, Bynum is right: Cousins still shows plenty of promise. So far this season he’s improved his numbers from a year ago, averaging 16.4 points and 11.3 rebounds in 29 minutes. In Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge, Cousins posted 18 and 11 (but that probably didn’t matter after