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.
Kings DeMarcus Cousins will have MRI on his right knee that was injured at @usabasketball camp, but Jerry Colangelo called it precautionary.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 14, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins hurt knee today. Colangelo said Kings C will need MRI and is unlikely to play rest of weekend.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) August 14, 2014
The decision to hold Cousins out of activities is being described as precautionary, and Jerry Colangelo is reportedly hopeful that Cousins will be fine.
Jerry Colangelo "wishful, hopeful" DeMarcus Cousins is fine and says he's out for Brazil game Saturday.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 14, 2014
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.
Kings DeMarcus Cousins walked out of @usabasketball practice slowly but without assistance after injuring his knee.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 14, 2014
Cousins says he's fine.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks for all the concern, I'm fine</p>— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) <a href="https://twitter.com/boogiecousins/statuses/500017516979449857">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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