DeMarcus Cousins Says George Karl Suspended Him, Not the Kings

The Sacramento Kings welcomed back All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins Sunday night following a one-game suspension, and promptly lost their fifth in a row.

Boogie spoke after posting 31 points and ten rebounds in a 108-99 home loss to the Utah Jazz, and made sure everyone understood that it was head coach George Karl who suspended him, and not the organization: “That wasn’t no suspension from the organization,” said Cousins, “that was a suspension from the head coach, there’s a difference.”

This team is a disaster.

Per the Sac Bee:

Cousins returned from his one-game suspension by general manager Vlade Divac for conduct detrimental to the team and had 31 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. It was the 10th time he’s had a double double with at least 30 points this season in a loss, the most in the NBA.


Cousins was asked if he’d spoken to Karl. […] “(Karl) hasn’t said a word to me,” Cousins said.


“I know for a fact there’s a lot of frustration in this locker room,” Cousins said. “I believe everyone believes we should be a lot better than we are and we’re just frustrated that we’re not. We haven’t performed to the level of expectations, so there’s a lot of frustration with that.” […] “It’s a lot of chaos, a lot of chaos,” Cousins said. “Usually it’s just a frustration about coming out and winning games. But so much extra stuff this season, extra unnecessary stuff. It’s a lot of stuff within, a lot of battles, including guys who should be on your side. It’s probably one of the most frustrating ones.”