SACRAMENTO, CALIF. -The Sacramento Kings reinstated center DeMarcus Cousins after a one-game suspension for "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team."
Cousins practiced with the Kings on Monday. Cousins and Kings coach Keith Smart exchanged words in the locker room during halftime of Sacramento's loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Smart benched Cousins for the entire second half and ordered him to remain in the locker room.
Cousins, 22, has been suspended two other times by the NBA this season because of his conduct. He is averaging a team-high 16.6 points and 9.5 rebounds.