Aran Smith of NBADraft.net has a breakdown of DeMarcus Cousins that includes commentary from an unnamed NBA Scout:
One scout when asked about Cousins chances of going top 5 texted me this (over a week ago):
“No way…mental issues…he is on bigtime meds i hear…not athletic enough for me talent wise also…but he has been great last month…”
That same scout has since stated that he thinks Cousins will probably go “very high” in the draft, but says he wouldn’t touch him in the top five for fear of off court issues.
Perhaps part of Cousins’ on- and off-court issues are psychological and require medication, but I think there’s another clear reason for what some would characterize as self-destructive behavior. Read more…