Cousins carries a very high salary, ($10,000+), but Portland has one of the worst defenses against centers in the NBA, so Sacramento's stalwart is likely to put up huge numbers. Making matters worse for the Blazers, Meyers Leonard is unavailable so they have few big-bodied players to match up with Cousins.
That being said, be sure to watch the injury reports as game time approaches. There have been conflicting reports about Cousins' status for the game, with one local reporter suggesting that he's doubtful, but another noting that the Kings have no plans to shut him down.
If Cousins can't play tonight then C.J. McCollum is a good bet. Damian Lillard has been slowed by fatigue and nagging injuries in recent games and McCollum has been picking up some of the slack. The Kings allow a lot of points and don't guard opposing backcourts well so McCollum should have plenty of opportunities to produce if Lillard continues to struggle.
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