Well, the first “controversial” pick of the day is off the board, as the third freshman of the evening is selected. The Kings recently dealt Spencer Hawes for Sam Dalembert, but you have to imagine that Cousins will have the opportunity to play right away, having shown an ability to score and rebound at an elite level. His character and work ethic remain the question marks.
And hey, Cousins is sporting a purple shirt. Well played — a veteran move.