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My (mostly incomplete) thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins and his Olympic chances

I checked in on the USAB Blue vs White game late last night. In all fairness, I only saw most of the second half, although I have the game DVR'd for further viewing. This is what I saw.

1. Kyrie Irving is almost unguardable in the open floor. I know this is hardly news to anyone that has seen him play, but he put a move on Anthony Davis where he stutter stepped at the 3 pt line just long enough to draw Davis out, then passed to a wide open Tyler Zeller for the easy flush. He still presses a bit too much for my taste, but he has made great strides in letting the game flow through him, rather than forcing it through himself. I would qualify him as a surefire member of the team, with the chance that he waits a while so some of the more veteran players get their chance,.

2. Zeller impressed me a bit. Along with Gordon Hayward, Chandler Parsons, they all made a fair showing.

3. Paul George tore it up. That is all.

4. Andre Drummond has all the makings of a beast. He out-hustled and generally outplayed DeMarcus at every turn (that I saw).

5. Harrison Barnes may have been born to play this style. He was one of the most noticeable players on the court, and for all the right reasons. Played within the game, hit shots, slashed to the hoop, made free throws.

6. Mr. DeMarcus Cousins. Practically a no-show in this game. 16 minutes, 11 points and 6 boards. Multiple glares at officials, no hustle down court, repeatedly beat by Drummond and, to me, looked very disinterested in the game.

Pending further review of the entire game, I'll say I don't think that Cousins will make the squad. Maybe if Howard or some of the other bigs don't play. Drummond is not quite polished enough, in my opinion, although his rebounding, defense, and hustle mesh well with the style of play in the Olympics.

(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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