Kings History
Click Here
  • Share on Tumblr
  • Pin It

Kings Positional Breakdown: C

Posted by . 5 Comments.

Filed under Analysis, Big Post, Featured, Hoops.

Kings Positional Breakdown: C

With Training Camp quickly approaching, get an overview of Sacramento’s depth at center, which features a potential All-Star big man.

Rising star DeMarcus Cousins has continued to establish himself as one of the NBA’s premier young big men, improving his overall efficiency while serving as one of the finest scorers, glass-cleaners and passers at his position. For the second consecutive year, No. 15 earned an invite to the prestigious USA Basketball National Team mini-camp, where he trained and scrimmaged with numerous fellow up-and-comers.

Kings Centers – 2012-13 Statistics
Player

PPG

FG%

RPG

APG

DeMarcus Cousins

17.1

46.5%

9.9

2.7

Jason Thompson

10.9

50.2%

6.7

1.0

In addition, 6-foot-11 forward-center Jason Thompson – who started seven games at center last season, averaging 10.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.9 steals per contest – may also see increased minutes in the middle in 2013-14. To check out Kings.com’s power forward positional breakdown, including No. 34’s accolades, Click Here.

In an impressive third-year campaign, Cousins ranked in the top 10 among qualified centers in free-throw attempts (423 – 2nd), scoring (17.1 points per game – 4th), assists (2.7 – 4th), rebounding (9.9 – 6th), double-doubles (35 – 7th) and PER (20.2 – 8th). The Kentucky product also set a franchise record for boards over his first three seasons in a Kings uniform (2,148), passing Chris Webber, and joined Webber and Brad Miller as the third player in the Sacramento era to notch multiple games with 20 points and 20 rebounds in a single season.

In addition to scoring and rebounding, the multifaceted center led Sacramento in steals (1.4 per game) and free-throw attempts (423), while ranking fourth in assists with a career-high 2.7 dishes per contest.

“We all know, on any given night, (DeMarcus is) the most talented big man in the NBA,” says Kings Head Coach Michael Malone.

Exhibiting a unique combination of size, length and mobility, No. 15 is able to establish position in the post and finish with authority around the rim, as well as utilize quick spin moves and drop-steps to blow by opposing centers. Cousins improved his field-goal percentage (46.5) – including 64.3 percent at the rim, according to HoopData.com – and free-throw accuracy (73.8) for the third consecutive season, connecting on 53.9 percent from the floor over the final 17 games of 2012-13.

With Cousins and Thompson at the helm in the middle, the Kings enter 2013-14 with an abundance of talent and potential at the position.

Fan Take

How many points and rebounds do you think Cousins will average in 2013-14?

  • hoops_fan1

    Can’t play D. Is emotionally stunted. Looking to get the heck outta Cowtown…

    • Bryce Lund

      he loves sac actually

    • john bencomo

      Shut the fuck up lil bitch if you were in sacramento you would get fucked up bitch you never even been here two know how it is here sacramento kings all day lil bitch

  • john bencomo

    Shut the fuck up faker fan hopps_fan1 lil bitchyou never even been too sacramento talkin like that would get yo.ass turned a fuck boy kings bitch

  • Clifton Beaver

    There you go, the most talented big man in the NBA. Unfortunatly, he hasn’t appeared or even bring the team into the playoffs thats why they can’t sign him max just yet.

Greatest Hits