The Sacramento Kings have suspended forward DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team and unprofessional behavior, according to multiple reports including tweets from Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears and USA Today's Sam Amick.
Cousins and head coach Keith Smart had a verbal altercation during halftime of the Kings' loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Cousins did not return to the game and spent the entire second half in the locker room.
Cousins is averaging 16.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this season, but his talent is often times overshadowed by his attitude and lack of professionalism. His character was questioned when he came out of Kentucky and it continues to be an issue while with the Kings. But Cousins is still only 22 years old and spent just one season in college so he has been given a lot more rope than usual. This recent incident, however, proves that the Kings are finally getting to a point where the risk is higher than the reward.
The Kings are 8-18 this season, good for last place in the Pacific Division and second-to-last place in the Western Conference.