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DeMarcus Cousins 'likely' to play for Kings on Friday

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is likely to play on Friday against the New York Knicks, according to head coach Keith Smart.

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

DeMarcus Cousins has been in limbo for the Sacramento Kings the past few games. On Thursday, it appears that Sacramento has come closer to a resolution. Possibly.

Kings head coach Keith Smart indicated that Cousins could be ready to play on Friday night for Sacramento against the New York Knicks.

Cousins was left in the locker room at halftime against the Clippers this past weekend after a prolonged altercation with Smart. Cousins was then indefinitely suspended, missing a game against Portland, which the Kings ended up winning. Cousins was then reinstated, but he didn't travel with the team to Portland, where Sacramento lost.

It appeared as if Cousins could be on his way back, but he then conducted a terse interview with the media when prompted to ask questions about his suspension and eventually walked off. Here is the video of the media interview which eventually saw Cousins walk off dismissively.