Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/2/13
CLEVELAND -- Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins isn't exactly a choir boy. He's been suspended three times this season. But when the 6-foot-11, 270-pounder shows up ready to play, he's one of the top big men in the Western Conference. Cousins had 18 points, a game-high 16 rebounds and one block in the Kings' 97-94 victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday before an announced crowd of 12,331 at Quicken Loans Arena. "I've been trying to keep out the negativity," Cousins said. "Trying not to bring anymore negativity to the team and trying to have a positive mind. "I have a fresh start for the new year, so we'll put that behind us and bring some positivity to Sacramento." Kings general manager Geoff Petrie told nba.com this week that he wasn't going to trade Cousins. "We have a talented, young player that's 22," Kings coach Keith Smart said. "You don't just put that on the curbside." The entire Kings front line was impressive Wednesday. Power forward Justin Thompson ad...
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