Kings center DeMarcus Cousins had another dominating performance with 22 points and 18 rebounds in just 32 minutes in Tuesday's victory over Utah.
Entering Wednesday's games, Cousins was tied for second among centers with 21 double doubles in 33 games. And he leads the NBA in taking charges with 30, according to hoopdata.com.
"This young man is playing at a great level," Kings coach Keith Smart told The Bee's Jason Jones, "and he doesn't know how to play yet."
Imagine how dominant Cousins will be when he actually figures out the game.
All kidding aside, Cousins sometimes hurts himself with silly fouls (two against the Jazz) and technicals (one). He leads the league in fouls with 136 (4.1 per game), and he's been called for eight technicals.
Despite these shortcomings, often blamed on his still-maturing on-court demeanor, who would you rather have?
Orlando's Dwight Howard is an obvious choice, but can he handle the ball and shoot from outside as well as Cousins?
The Lakers' Andrew Bynum? He had the most votes for the All-Star Game, but he's only played one full season, and he's averaged just 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in his career.
The other centers in Sunday's All-Star Game were Marc Gasol of Memphis and Roy Hibbert of Indiana. Miami's Chris Bosh and Minnesota's Kevin Love were both listed as forward-center, but both are classic power forwards.
So we'll put Cousins up against the best centers in the league.
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