Sacramento Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins will play tonight against the Knicks at home, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
Cousins was suspended indefinitely by the team last Saturday after an argument with head coach Keith Smart in the locker room during a game against the Clippers. Smart ordered Cousins to remain in the locker room for the duration of the second half, and suspended him shortly afterwards.
However, the suspension was lifted after just one game, but Smart told Cousins not to travel with the the team to Portland for a game on Wednesday.
Cousins has had his share of controversy this season. He has been suspended twice for confronting a Spurs’ commentator and hitting O.J. Mayo in the groin. It is obvious that the chemistry between him and Smart is not very high, and that his confidence is at an all-time low.
Cousins is averaging 16.6 points and 9.5 rebounds in 23 games played this season for Sacramento.