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DeMarcus Cousins told he made Olympic team, reports say

DeMarcus Cousins

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11: DeMarcus Cousins #12 of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team looks on during a 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup semi-final match between USA and Lithuania at Palau Sant Jordi on September 9, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was told he made his first U.S. Olympic team, according to reports citing unnamed sources Friday.

Cousins, 25, was an All-NBA Second Team player this season, making his second All-Star team and ranking fourth in the league in points per game (26.9) and fifth in rebounds per game (11.5).

If Cousins plays in the Olympics (the 12-man roster is expected to be named later this month), he could be in line for major minutes given the withdrawal from Olympic consideration by fellow big men Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Cousins came off the bench behind Davis at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, averaging 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game.

Other big men who could make the Olympic team include 2012 Olympian Kevin Love, 2008 Olympian Dwight Howard and 2014 FIBA World Cup teammates Andre Drummond and Kenneth Faried.

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