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Absolute monster in his return to Sacramento. 41 points, 23 rebounds and even added 6 assists to ensure what we already know. DeMarcus Cousins is the best center in the league – yes, we know that center’s are certainly at a premium, just like shooting guards.
But, Cousins has consistently averaged 20+ PPG and 11+ REB per game. If you disagree, let’s look at some other center’s that can compete. DeAndre Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Karl-Anthony Towns, Marc Gasol, Rudy Gobert, etc.
DeAndre can’t do anything on offense outside of the lob – Gasol can’t rebound enough – Whiteside isn’t close yet offensively – Towns is still too young, but on the way – and Gobert isn’t mature enough yet on offense.
Cousins gives you the best of everything as a center, dominates the boards, scores in the paint at an elite level, protects the rim and shuts down your best big. He also added the 3 point range in recent years, he is stronger than every center, passes well, and rarely gets hurt. I wouldn’t see why their would be disagreement, but just in case, the verdict has been given.