Following the matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings last Sunday, Draymond Green called DeMarcus Cousins “the best big man in the game hands down.” Ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game in Sacramento, LeBron James echoed that Sentiment:
LeBron James, in the wake of Draymond Green saying the same recently, calls DeMarcus Cousins "the best big man in our game."
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 13, 2017
James and Green aren’t exactly breaking new ground by calling Boogie Cousins the best big man in the NBA. Cousins has been widely viewed as one of the, if not the best big men in the league for years now. His play has always warranted that discussion, and that has rung especially true this season, as the 26-year-old center is averaging a career-high 28 points per game to go with 10.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists (also a career-best mark) per game. Cousins has also improved on the three-point shot that he added to his arsenal last season; he’s shooting 38.4% from beyond the arc on 4.8 attempts per game.
The Cavaliers come into Sacramento looking to snap their two-game losing streak. The Cavs sit at 28-10, good for the best record in the Eastern Conference and the fourth-best record in the NBA. The Kings are currently 16-22 and sit at the ninth seed in the West.