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Cousins New Sacramento Rebound King

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During Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins set the record for the most rebounds by a King during the Sacramento era (since 1985-86):

Incredibly, Cousins attained this record in his 377th game with the franchise — which is the exact same number of (regular season) games that Webber played for Sacramento. The third place holder on the Kings’ Sacramento-era rebound chart is Jason Thompson, who spent seven seasons with the Kings before being traded this past offseason.

Cousins and Webber are tied at 10.6 rebounds per game, which is easily the best mark from any regular Sacramento player over the same era. Second place belongs to Olden Polynice, at 8.8 boards per game (1994-1998).

Since moving to Sacramento, the Kings rank just 25th in the NBA in winning percentage, at 42.5%. Since Cousins joined the team before the 2010-11 season, the Kings have had the next-to-worst winning percentage in the league, at 33.9%, ahead of only the Minnesota Timberwolves (33.1%). Cousins is also fourth in the league in total rebounds since his debut, trailing only Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, and leader DeAndre Jordan.

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