Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm  |  8 responses

DeMarcus Cousins Fined for Saturday Night Scuffle

by Jonathan Santiago / @itsJONsantiago

According to Sam Amick of AOL FanHouseSacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined one-game’s pay, which equals approximately $41,000 of his roughly $3.3 million salary this season, for getting into a fight with teammate Donté Greene.  The incident followed the Kings’ Saturday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Kings president of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie met with media earlier today to address the situation.

“I think it’s again, an appropriate resolution of what happened,” Petrie said.  “I think now we’re going to move forward and watch him continue to improve.”

As far as any disciplinary action for Greene, Petrie concluded none was necessary.

“Talked to a lot of people that were either eyewitness to the entire sequence of events or people who saw most of it,” Petrie said.  “In terms of any discipline to Donté, we just concluded that it wasn’t appropriate.”

Cousins will rejoin the Kings Tuesday night against Oklahoma City after missing Sunday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

Quotes courtesy of KFBK Radio in Sacramento.

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  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    He’ll get tired of losing that money.
    Trust and believe.

  • jay rose

    Cant believe how immature some people are these days. Cant you just play for the love of the game?? I mean cmon your getting paid millions dribbling a ball a making shots.

  • jay rose


  • majic

    man 41k, grow up boogie. We’d all die for that kind of money

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    All because you wanted the ball for the last play. Shut up and play. Tyreke earned ROY and deserved the shot, are you going to be ROY this year? No! You weren’t even given the last shot of games in college what makes you think you deserve it now? I’d have picked Favors over you too for just this reason.

  • youngmuggsy

    @Yknot – Tyreke wouldn’t have earned the ROY if Blake hadn’t hurt his knee.

  • Cizzo

    He’s not even 21 yet, what do yall exspect from a spoiled ass kid who has been pasified since middle school…


    At least he wants the last shot! But no excuse for anything physical against a teammate.Not cool big cuz!