Although DeMarcus Cousins is now entering his fourth season in the NBA, the first three were less than productive. That’s not to say that the former Kentucky star didn’t produce, he certainly did that (at least from a box score standpoint) but overall, the offense was relatively woeful under Keith Smart and Paul Westphal.
Granted, it’s not as if Smart or Westphal had a lot of tools to work with, but both seemed determined to use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail.
The offense was flat. The ball movement was non-existent. The plays (the few of them there were) were abysmal. Nobody knew what to do or what position to be in. It was literally a poorly organization recreational league offense that featured five guys who all thought they were the best offensive player on the floor.
But things have changed as evident by last night’s game in Oakland.
No, the tilt didn’t go the way the Kings wanted it to, but the preseason isn’t about wins and losses and while the Kings certainly have a long way to go, they’re building in the right direction. And hey, at least they finally have something that resembles an offense, an apparent first for Cousins who was asked by Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears how many types of offenses he’s been apart of:
When asked how many offenses he’s been a part of as a King, DeMarcus Cousins said: “Actually this is my first one.”
How nice it will be to have one.