NBA Draft 2011: 10 Players Who Could Be This Year's DeMarcus Cousins

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NBA Draft 2011: 10 Players Who Could Be This Year's DeMarcus Cousins
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DeMarcus Cousins has all the talent in the world, but will maturity issues prevent him from reaching his full potential? 

It was an interesting rookie season for the 6'11", 270-pound Cousins.  He averaged 14 points per game and over eight rebounds, but also was suspended a game for an altercation with teammate Donte Greene. 

With his massive size and brute strength, Cousins should be able to back his way into the paint at will. He has a chance to be one of the few elite centers in this league. 

And it looks like Cousins is finally getting it, coming off a career-high 30 points against the Thunder.  But some GM's prefer to shy away from players with as much risk as Cousins brings. 

Here are 10 talented, but risky, players in the 2011 draft who could be next year's DeMarcus Cousins.  

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