Kings rookie Isaiah Cousins looks forward to playing on next level
The Kings signed second-round draft pick Isaiah Cousins to a one-year contract Tuesday.
Cousins, selected with the 59th pick, played four seasons at Oklahoma. As a senior, he averaged 12.6 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 33.3 minutes. He also shot 41.1 percent from three-point range.
In two games, both starts, for the Kings at the Las Vegas Summer League, Cousins averaged 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25 minutes.
When Cousins was introduced several days after the draft, the 6-foot-5 guard described his style as “pushing the ball, rebounding as a big guard and being able to make plays.”
The Kings open training camp Sept. 26 at their new downtown practice facility adjacent to Golden 1 Center. They open the preseason Oct. 4 against the Lakers in Anaheim, and their first home preseason game is Oct. 10 against Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli pro team. The first-regular season game is Oct. 26 at Phoenix, and the Kings’ first home game is the following night against the San Antonio Spurs.