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How Cousins can reach his potential

Originally Published: March 2, 2011
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
DeMarcus CousinsRocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesDeMarcus Cousins has all the talent in the world, but can he overcome the problem between his ears?

The next time you watch DeMarcus Cousins play, try analyzing him using just one word at a time. It's an exercise I do when evaluating players. Here's what I came up with when I watched him in person last Wednesday against Orlando: gigantic, lazy, gifted, infantile, physical, unafraid, vision, anticipation, lost, clueless, different, agile. My guess is you would come up with similar words after observing him.

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