Sacramento Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins was named to the All-NBA Second Team, the NBA announced Thursday morning. He becomes the fourth Kings player in the Sacramento era to receive All-NBA honors, joining Mitch Richmond, Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic. Cousins is the first Kings player to earn All-NBA team accolades since Stojakovic was named to the 2003-04 All-NBA Second Team.
Cousins joins Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, Portland forward-center LaMarcus Aldridge, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, and Chicago center Pau Gasol on the 2014-15 All-NBA Second Team.
In his fifth season with the Kings, Cousins averaged 24.1 points (.467 FG%, .782 FT%), 12.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.53 steals, 1.75 blocks and 34.1 minutes per game in starting all 59 games he played in. He posted career-high averages in points, rebounds, assists and blocks. Among the NBA league leaders, Cousins ranked fifth in scoring, third in rebounding, tied for 10th in blocks, tied for third in double-doubles (47) and first in personal fouls drawn (8.8). Cousins was named to the 2015 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming the first Kings player to participate in the All-Star Game since Brad Miller and Stojakovic represented Sacramento in 2004.
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