via USA Today:
It appears the Kings are doing whatever they can do keep DeMarcus Cousins before thinking about giving him away. They need to be certain that things wont work, which makes sense because it won’t be smart for them to get rid of him.
According to the USA Today report, the Kings want DeMarcus Cousin to see a psychologist for his anger management issues and anything else that might cause his outburst.
In the report it states the rules of the CBA don’t make it mandatory for players to have to accept mental health counseling, but it has been strongly suggested that Cousins see a psychologist.
Kings GM Geoff Petrie was asked about the team wanting Cousins to seek therapy.
“Those types of issues are private and should remain with the player, his representatives and obviously the people on the team,” Petrie said. “That’s really getting into personal information that I don’t think anybody really has a right to know. I don’t know that you’d want your medical records out there.”
Cousins downplayed the fact that he has any issues.
“The first thing I have to do is keep my mouth shut … even when I’m right,” Cousins told the Bee. “But I’m not depressed. Do I look depressed? I’m rich, I’m healthy. I’m very grateful for the situation I’m in. I’m telling you, it’s the stress.”