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Kings to Build Around DeMarcus Cousins

Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D?Alessandro, coach Michael Malone and former NBA player Junior Bridgeman ? a friend of new Kings owner Vivek Ranadive ? visited center DeMarcus Cousins in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday to let Cousins know they consider him a cornerstone of the franchise?s future.

?DeMarcus is a really talented player and we look forward to him being a major part of this team,? D?Alessandro told Yahoo! Sports. ?We want him to get better as a player and help him get there. That?s our mission. We love him in this role. I?m sure he?s excited about it.?

via Marc J. Spears of YAHOO! Sports


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