DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics

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DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:59 pm

DeMarcus Cousins is open to playing for Team USA again in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


Cousins won a gold medal in his first Olympics for the United States.


“I’m open to [coming back for Tokyo 2020]. I’ll be older then, so it depends on how my body feels. As of right now, where I’m at, absolutely, I’m open to it,” he said. “I think people don’t understand [how hard this winning is]. They see the guys on the roster and they think automatically, they’re supposed to win. This [international game] isn’t our game. This isn’t the way we play. This is an adjustment for every guy on the roster.


“No matter how much time there is, if guys can come together and mesh and play with some type of chemistry, you’re going to win games. It’s been proven in the past. We’ve had some of the most talented teams in the past and we didn’t win, so it’s not as easy as people think it is.”

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#2 » by Laimbeer » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:05 pm

Don't bother. You aren't needed and aren't wanted with that attitude.

On edit - after rethinking what he had said an his turnaround in attitude, gonna retract my original comment above.
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Post#3 » by BetterCallSkal » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:19 pm

Laimbeer wrote:Don't bother. You aren't needed and aren't wanted with that attitude.

Cousins was great in the gold medal game and he had a great attitude throughout the Olympics he just couldn't stay out of foul trouble.
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#4 » by Kings2013 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:59 pm

Laimbeer wrote:Don't bother. You aren't needed and aren't wanted with that attitude.

So an inferior and limited Drummond can get a crack? I don't think so
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#5 » by Winsome Gerbil » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:24 pm

Laimbeer wrote:Don't bother. You aren't needed and aren't wanted with that attitude.


The attitude that caused him to be the first guy TeamUSA called on to join this year's squad? Or the one that caused him to be the first guy to say he'd want to come back for the 2020 squad?
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#6 » by Laimbeer » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:15 pm

^^^ Points well taken. Retracting my original comment.
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#7 » by LordBaldric » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:52 am

Sorry DeMarcus. In 2020 your services will no longer be needed. Big KAT will take your place...
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Re: DeMarcus Cousins Open To Playing In 2020 Olympics 

Post#8 » by codydaze » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:23 pm

LordBaldric wrote:Sorry DeMarcus. In 2020 your services will no longer be needed. Big KAT will take your place...


He plays for Dominican Republic though.

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