SACRAMENTO -- A week ago, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was embroiled in controversy. Today, he is the Western Conference Player of the Week.
This is the third Player of the Week award for Cousins in his six-year career. The 25-year-old center led the Kings to a 3-1 record while averaging 32.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks.
Adding to his already impressive repertoire of moves, Cousins has come out firing from long range this season. Over his last four games, the former Kentucky star hit 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) 3-point attempts and he is now shooting 43.5 percent from behind the arc on the season.
Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after leading his team to a 3-1 record.