Clippers' Paul George praises new teammate DeMarcus Cousins



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Clippers' Paul George praises new teammate DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George is thrilled to have DeMarcus Cousins on the team as he praised the former All-Star after his debut for the Clippers. On Tuesday night, Cousins had seven points, four rebounds and two assists as the Clippers easily beat the Portland Trail Blazers 133-116.

"He was great," said George, who hit six 3-pointers and finished with 36 points. "He's an All-Star. He's still one of the most skilled bigs in the league. He can finish, he rebounds. I thought you saw a little bit of everything from him tonight, and he showed he's still got a lot left to give."

Cousins, who was dealing with injuries over the past several seasons, is finally fully healthy. "I've put an incredible amount of work to get to this place," Cousins said. "I feel great, my body feels great.

I'm in probably the best shape I've been in my entire career. At this point, it's about going out there and just putting everything together and just trying to continue to show that I'm healthy and I'm here to play this game at a high level.

"I understand the situation that I'm in, whatever opportunity is given to me, I plan on just taking full advantage of it, just controlling what I can control." Clippers head coach also praised Cousins "Cousins was good," Clippers head coach Ty Lue said.

"[It's] just tough because he doesn't know as many plays right now so we're limited offensively. But he's a problem [for opponents]. He is a big load, he can post up, he can shoot the 3, he can pass the basketball.

... Just getting him into shape and getting him acclimated to what we are trying to do offensively and defensively, but we already know he's a big talent." Just a few years ago Cousins was one of the most dominant big man in the league.

"Obviously they have a two-headed snake in Kawhi [Leonard] and PG," Cousins said. "And obviously everybody else's job is to make their job easy. I think this is probably one of the most complete teams in the league.

I just bring whatever I can to help this team and elevate it. I don't really see this team lacking much." George believes that Cousins can still play at a high level. "He can really play at a high level still," George said.

"So I'm looking forward to him getting into a groove, him seeing the floor and just being a great teammate for us." Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George is thrilled to have DeMarcus Cousins on the team as he praised the former All-Star after his debut for the Clippers.

On Tuesday night, Cousins had seven points, four rebounds and two assists as the Clippers easily beat the Portland Trail Blazers 133-116. "He was great," said George, who hit six 3-pointers and finished with 36 points.

"He's an All-Star. He's still one of the most skilled bigs in the league. He can finish, he rebounds. I thought you saw a little bit of everything from him tonight, and he showed he's still got a lot left to give."

Cousins, who was dealing with injuries over the past several seasons, is finally fully healthy. "I've put an incredible amount of work to get to this place," Cousins said. "I feel great, my body feels great.

I'm in probably the best shape I've been in my entire career. At this point, it's about going out there and just putting everything together and just trying to continue to show that I'm healthy and I'm here to play this game at a high level.

"I understand the situation that I'm in, whatever opportunity is given to me, I plan on just taking full advantage of it, just controlling what I can control."

Clippers head coach also praised Cousins

"Cousins was good," Clippers head coach Ty Lue said.

"[It's] just tough because he doesn't know as many plays right now so we're limited offensively. But he's a problem [for opponents]. He is a big load, he can post up, he can shoot the 3, he can pass the basketball.

... Just getting him into shape and getting him acclimated to what we are trying to do offensively and defensively, but we already know he's a big talent." Just a few years ago Cousins was one of the most dominant big man in the league.

"Obviously they have a two-headed snake in Kawhi [Leonard] and PG," Cousins said. "And obviously everybody else's job is to make their job easy. I think this is probably one of the most complete teams in the league.

I just bring whatever I can to help this team and elevate it. I don't really see this team lacking much." George believes that Cousins can still play at a high level. "He can really play at a high level still," George said.

"So I'm looking forward to him getting into a groove, him seeing the floor and just being a great teammate for us."