The Sacramento Kings didn't need their leading scorer and rebounder to beat the Portland Trail Blazers in their most recent game.
DeMarcus Cousins will at least be at the Rose Garden on Wednesday night, but it remains to be seen if he'll make it onto the court.
The volatile big man has been reinstated from his suspension in time for the second leg of this home-and-home set, but coach Keith Smart was noncommittal about whether he'll play.
Cousins had already been suspended twice by the NBA this season before he exchanged words with Smart at halftime during a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. He did not play in the second half, and the Kings (9-18) announced an indefinite suspension for "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team."
The ban lasted only one game - a 108-96 win Sunday over Portland - and Cousins practiced Monday. It may have helped that he was quickly contrite.
"I'm a player that definitely wants to win every night, and I'm an emotional pl...