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DeMarcus Cousins set a goal to have 5 technical fouls or fewer this season. So far, he's on track.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins set a goal before the season to earn five or fewer technical fouls this season.  At that time, it seemed like a pretty unrealistic goal.  After all, Cousins was one of the league leaders in technicals last season.  So, five games in, let's take a look at how Cousins measures up.

Players with more technical fouls than DeMarcus Cousins:

DeAndre Jordan 2
Kobe Bryant 2
Paul Pierce 2
Chris Paul 2
Tyson Chandler 2
Jerryd Bayless 2
James Harden 2
Eric Bledsoe 2
Dwight Howard 1
Tony Allen 1
O.J. Mayo 1
Jason Thompson 1
Sebastian Telfair 1
Dirk Nowitzki 1
Nikola Vucevic 1
Tony Wroten 1
Greivis Vasquez 1
Timofey Mozgov 1
Kevin Garnett 1
Aaron Brooks 1
Tyreke Evans 1
Wesley Matthews 1
Trevor Booker 1
Mike Dunleavy 1
Roy Hibbert 1
Kevin Love 1
John Wall 1
Kenneth Faried 1
Kemba Walker 1
Jared Sullinger 1
Goran Dragic 1
Nate Robinson 1
Jared Dudley 1
Pablo Prigioni 1
Brandon Jennings 1
Shawn Marion 1
Thomas Robinson 1

We're just five games into the season, but there's reason for optimism with the Kings' center.  Cousins has been hammered by opponents, especially in Wednesday's win over the Denver Nuggets.  Yet Cousins has maintained his cool.  He's had calm discussions with refs.  He's kept his head in the game even when calls didn't go his way.

The season is young, but Boogie has zero technical fouls after five games.  That's four games longer than many folks expected.  We'll be keeping an eye on Boogie's progress, but he's showing a maturity unlike anything we've ever seen from him.