Cousins issues statement through his agent

Sam Amick of SI.com has just tweeted this statement by DeMarcus Cousins’ agent, John Greig:

“I want to address my missing the New Orleans game Sunday. I have not demanded or requested trade. I don’t agree with the actions taken but will give my sincere effort to put it behind me and compete the best I can for my team.”

–Statement issued by Cousins through his agent John Greig

Certainly this is not the apology Coach Westphal or the Kings are looking for, but it will have to suffice for now.  The ultra-talented Cousins joined his team on their flight to Memphis this afternoon in preparation for Tuesday evenings game against the Grizzlies.  There is no word as to whether Cousins will regain his starting position or if J.J. Hickson will continue to get the nod while Cousins works himself back into the Coach’s good graces.

 

**Update – Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee has just sent out this tweet regarding DeMarcus Cousins’ status for tomorrow night in Memphis:

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James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.