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DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in Team USA practice

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The Kings big man went down with a right knee injury, and is being held out of remaining scrimmages.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins injured his right knee during Thursday's Team USA scrimmage, according to multiple outlets.  At this time, we do not know how serious the injury is.  Cousins will undergo an MRI, and will be held out of Team USA activities for the weekend, including Saturday's game against Brazil.

The decision to hold Cousins out of activities is being described as precautionary, and Jerry Colangelo is reportedly hopeful that Cousins will be fine.

Losing Cousins to injury would be a big loss for Team USA, who has already lost multiple players to injuries and other commitments. But an injury to Cousins would be far more devastating to the Kings, whose success is largely contingent on the play of DeMarcus.

We'll continue to keep you posted as the story develops.



Cousins says he's fine.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks for all the concern, I&#39;m fine</p>&mdash; DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) <a href="">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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