Jan 7, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) smiles as a call is reviewed during the first quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins named Western Conference Player of the Week

It’s been a while since the Sacramento Kings were recognized on a national scale, but DeMarcus Cousins did his best to change that as the big man was awarded with the Western Conference Player of the Week honors by the NBA on Monday.

Per the Sacramento Bee, who confirmed the news:

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 12, the NBA announced Monday.

Cousins and the Kings looked nearly flawless en route to going 3-0 during the past week which included a 44-point victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (the largest in the NBA by any team this season) and a twenty-point win over the Orlando Magic.

Even more impressive was that Cousins’ stats were a bit skewed (not in his favor) as the big man wasn’t needed on the floor for the final minutes of both the Orlando and Cleveland games given Sacramento’s large leads.

It was a first time honor for Cousins – though – there are likely many more to come.

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