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:
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.