1. DeMarcus Cousins is an absolute idiot. First off, it’s one thing to get ejected from a NBA game at halftime which I have never witnessed before. But secondly, who admits afterwards what they said to the referee particularly when it’s offensive to women? That would be Cousins who said he told the ref to stop acting like a “effing woman.” Maybe someone should tell Cousins he should stop acting like a “effing child.” After playing a solid first half with 10 points and six rebounds the Kings might have won this game if he wouldn’t have gotten tossed. To the Kings credit they seem to rally perhaps to stick it to Cousins before falling in the end.
2. The Jazz played like they were recovering from a Super Bowl hangover. I mean how lackluster of a performance can you give? And I’m not sure what was more ridiculous–Al Jefferson taking a three at the end of regulation, airballing it or Jazz coach Ty Corbin saying after the game it was a “good shot.” Positives included Alec Burks second half/overtime play where he scored 14 of his 16 points. He finished playing 31 minutes. See what happens when you give these young guys significant playing time? And speaking of that Derrick Favors continued to prove why he should be playing more finishing with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, 3-for-4 from the free throw line, nine rebounds and one turnover in just 24 minutes of action. Compare that to Jefferson–15 points, 7-17 shooting, 1-2 free throws, 12 rebounds, four turnovers in 38 minutes. Hmm…pretty sure if you give Favors 38 minutes he would have much better production and he probably wouldn’t have launched a three to try to win the game.
Kings Director of Player Development Fat Lever on Jimmer Fredette.
3. You almost have to feel sorry for Jimmer Fredette. The former BYU star just looks absolutely lost. His performance was borderline embarrassing playing just 13 minutes, shooting 0-for-5 from the floor, 0-for-3 on three’s with just two points and three turnovers. We talked to Kings Director of Player Development Fat Lever on Gunther and Graham on 1320 KFAN who pointed out that one of the reasons for Fredette’s struggles is that he’s playing out of position–that he’s not a point guard. He also said unlike at college where everyone played off him he can’t do that in the NBA. He needs to play off others and on a bad team like the Kings where everyone is out for themselves that is proving to be difficult. Whatever the case he appears to be just a shell of the player he was at BYU and that is just sad.