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Player Development department...Where are You?

A few months ago I wrote an article about DC on Sactown Royalty which was met with a certain degree of skepticism, derision, and sarcasm by the fine folks who troll this site. Mainly, I got a schooled on punctuation issues and formatting with very little feedback on the content. I pointed out that Cousins was a "Sackfull", loaded with talent and enthusiasm but short on life experience. His background and immaturity could add up as explosive when pouring in the fuel (money). I indirectly suggested that the team spend time to help him grow to make it in the NBA "professional" world. I urged you to accept him as immature, yes... but a punk, NO! When that much money is at stake, why don't teams understand that a good investment needs to mature. Cousins doesn't need help around the basket, as many of you suggest. He can do all of the physical things required with one hand behind his back while wearing a body built by Catepillar. C'mon people! Demarcus needs positive but firm help growing up to be a man in a man's world. He's barely 20. How many of us remember those days? Piece a cake, huh? Teams need camaraderie, while coaches exploit competitiveness among them by playing with their minds and fragile egos, then claiming they need to realize this is a "profession". Paul Westphal has no business trying to relate to young men because he was never one himself. He was born grown up. With this team, stocked with promising future stars, X's and O's are only marginal help. Build Chemistry by promoting the unique talents of each one and their TEAM mission of winning a title if they love and care about each other as brothers, not enemies. Give them ample time together socially and promote harmony among them. Drop the thin layer of varnish you paint over your bigotry and prejudices. Hope you're happy Sac(k)townies! maybe you'll listen instead of twirping about my shift key this time! A few quick thoughts on Demarcus Cousins, the NBA, and their sometimes ridiculous fans and detractors...

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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