From NBA Playbook: DMC Can Pass The Ball

Sebastian Pruiti, otherwise known as the guy taking over basketball blogging, put together a great piece on DeMarcus Cousins and the passing ability he’s shown early on in the Summer League.

One thing that a rookie big struggles to pick up when they come from college to the pros is passing.  This is because the ways that teams send doubles are different and more complicated, there is more ball pressure, and the defenders are bigger/quicker.  However, DeMarcus Cousins looks very comfortable identifying defenses and making the correct pass in the half court.  Cousins was only credited with one assist during his debut, but he showed the type of instincts you don’t usually see as a rookie, let alone a 19 year old rookie:

Check it out here.


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