Blake Griffin: DeMarcus Cousins should be an All-Star
DeMarcus Cousins has had his run-ins with one of the Clippers’ stars, Chris Paul.
But the Clippers’ other star has plenty of good things to say about the Kings center.
Blake Griffin, via James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom:
I agree with Griffin.
With my criteria for selecting All-Stars, I’d definitely rate Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol ahead of Cousins. I could go either way on Griffin and Tim Duncan. With each conference getting six to eight frontcourt players, that still leaves Cousins an All-Star.
Cousins played like an MVP candidate last season, and he’s even better this year. He’s averaging 24.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals per game – marks hit over a full season by only Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob McAdoo. Cousins’ PER, 26.2, ranks sixth in the NBA.
But if the coaches are intent on rewarding the best players, Cousins should be an All-Star.