Down in the bayou’s of Louisiana there is a beast who is becoming unleashed, and his name is DeMarcus Cousins. Although the season is still young, its never too early to talk about the MVP race.
DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, is on his way to do something that’s only been done ONCE in the history of the NBA, and that is to be in the top 20 in all five major statistical categories. Boogie is currently having of averages of 30.1 ppg , 10.6 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.1 spg, and 2.2 bpg. Those numbers are absolutely ludicrous!
Now of all the stats that DeMarcus is putting up this season, the most impressive one in my eyes is the fact that he currently leads the league in minutes per game. DeMarcus is showing real maturity this season by realizing how much his team needs him, and by putting the team on his back. But I do understand the Boogie is always gonna be Boogie, and unfortunately he is in 2nd place this season in technical fouls. But hopefully we can cross our fingers, and pray the former Wildcat learns to keep his cool.
DeMarcus is putting up career highs across the board, which starts to bring up the question. “Why is no one talking about Boogie?” In my analysis of the situation it just seems to be that the Pelicans as a team seem to be unimpressive, outside of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The team currently sits with a record of three wins and five losses, as well as being in 12th place in the Western Conference. The Pelicans just seem to go underneath everyone’s radar and don’t get any recognition. But with Rajon Rondo eyeing a return in late November, and with Davis looking to fully recover from an early season knee injury. Look for the New Orleans squad to turn some heads around the league, when the Pelicans make a run for a playoff spot.
Now a majority of the time the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award goes to a player on a team who is top two seed in their conference. But with Russell Westbrook winning the MVP last year and the Thunder only be a six seed in the West, maybe the voters are starting to look at the award for its true meaning, and awarding players for their true value towards their team.
Let’s just all hope the rest of the NBA can appreciate what Boogie is doing this season, because what he is doing on the court night after night is truly remarkable.