Originally posted by sacniner:
Yeah, he is super lazy on defense and reaches a lot. Dude has so many dumb ass fouls. On offense, he takes too many perimeter jumpers and doesn't crash to the rim enough. If he gets coached up, it'll be scary.
The management has obviously made him a priority and are trying to make him feel "special." He will be a restricted FA next year right? So I guess we don't have to extend him immediately... I wanna see passion and improvement the first half of the year. He needs to be more efficient on offense and not be so damn lazy on offense. Looks like he has been slimming down.
Yeah, DMC doesn't have much leverage in demanding an extension or trade. He'll be restricted -- we can let the market dictate his value and match or get pieces back, ala Tyreke.
I'm very skeptical about him reforming, and the bits I saw of the Team USA scrimmage didn't help. He just plays so unenthusiastically...there's no fire to dominate. It's like he's just going through the motions. With a permanent frown on his face.
But I have a feeling Mike Malone isn't gonna put up with any BS. I know it's all chummy right now as he tries to ingratiate himself. But once they hit the court, I don't get the feeling he's gonna stand by while Cousins half-asses it.