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DeMarcus Cousins wins T1 Championship, named Finals MVP

Jun 4, 2024, 9:20 AM

Center DeMarcus Cousins #15 of Taiwan Beer Leopards makes a jump shot during the T1 League game bet...

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - JANUARY 28: Center DeMarcus Cousins #15 of Taiwan Beer Leopards makes a jump shot during the T1 League game between Tainan TSG Ghost Hawks and Taiwan Beer Leopards at Taoyuan City Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Taoyuan, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)

Former Sacramento Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has recently been playing professional basketball overseas for the Taiwan Beer Leopards of the T1 league.

On Saturday, they completed a 4-0 sweep in the T1 Finals over the Taipei Taishin Mars. DeMarcus Cousins averaged 25.3 points and 14.8 rebounds in the Finals, which was highlighted by a 24-point, 24-rebound performance in the clinching matchup.

While his professional basketball future is uncertain, the 33 year old was able to add much deserved hardware to his resume in Taiwan.

The last time DeMarcus Cousins played in the NBA was 31 games for Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets in the 2021-22 season. His encouraging performance could re-ignite interest from league executives, but either way, it’s a credit to DeMarcus Cousins for the success he has quickly found overseas.

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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