Barring a reprieve from the NBA, tonight was DeMarcus Cousins last game of the season.
Cousins was called for his 16th technical foul in the fourth quarter of the Kings 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena.
That technical foul means Cousins is suspended for Wednesdays season finale against Phoenix.
Cousins did not want to talk about the technical foul, but did talk about the Kings and the game in general.
The Kings are off Monday, and assuming Cousins does not speak to the media Tuesday after practice, this would be his last media session of the season if hes suspended.
On how much hes grown this year:
I think Ive grown a lot. There are some disappointments this season; there are some things I wish couldve happened differently but of course Ill learn from it and Ill be a better man at the end of the day.
When asked how he would assess the coaching this season:
Coach (Michael) Malone has done an incredible job I dont think he gets enough credit. So many changes with this team just throughout the season, everything has been on the fly for everyone, and I think hes done an incredible job keeping us together, keeping us motivated. Ive been in this situation before with other coaches and this is the most positive that I think weve ever been this late in the year with basically no reason to play. So I think hes done an incredible job.
On how he feels heading into the offseason:
I think the future is bright. Im with Malone until the end he knows that. He has my back, Ive got his. Youre going to be seeing him for awhile until he gets rid of me because it wont be my choice.
• Isaiah Thomas had 14 points and four assists in his first start after missing 10 games with a right quad contusion. Derrick Williams started for Rudy Gay (lower back strain) and had 13 points and four rebounds.
• The Kings are 23-6 when scoring 105 or more points this season.