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Cousins' Health Key to Kings' Playoff Hopes
Even though Cousins has slowed down since scoring 104 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in a two-game stretch against Indiana and Charlotte, the 25-year-old remains one of the NBA's most valuable assets.
Cousins is ranked 11th overall in ESPN.com's Hollinger player efficiency ratings, including being the third-rated center. He's on the verge of averaging a double-double for the fourth time in five seasons and has expanded his game to include a three-point shot (33.8 percent) this season.
The Kings are fringe playoff contenders this season, but they are likely to surpass 30 wins for the first time since 2007-08.
Injuries have been a problem for Cousins lately, as he missed 23 games last year and has just hit the 10-game mark this season. He's a dynamic talent who can dazzle when he's on the court, and the Kings are certainly glad to see him back in the lineup.
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