Will Kings center DeMarcus Cousins ever become a dominant big man in the NBA? The Kings are betting the answer is yes, and reportedly agreed with Cousins on a four-year extension worth more than $60 million. That's a sizable bet on a player who has shown both flashes of brilliance and moments of immaturity since Sacramento drafted him No. 5 overall in 2010.

At 6-foot-11 with strong scoring and rebounding skills, Cousins has shown he's capable of taking over a game. He's also earned a reputation for defensive lapses and earned a team-issued suspension for his behavior last season. But the Kings' new ownership has been upbeat about Cousins since taking over the franchise and brought in Shaquille O'Neal as a mentor. Will the Kings' gamble on Cousins pay off?


Potential for greatness?

DeMarcus Cousins has averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in three seasons.

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The Kings have reportedly reached an agreement on a four-year, $60 million-plus contract with DeMarcus Cousins. What do you make of this?

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Who will lead?

The Kings' playoff chances may hinge on whether Cousins consistently plays up to his potential.

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