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DeMarcus Cousins suspended for 18th technical foul

DeMarcus Cousins
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended one game after accumulating his 18th technical foul.

Since Cousins’ 16th tech, he will be suspended for every two technicals from now until the end of the season. Rasheed Wallace holds the all-time record for techs in a season, when he amassed 41 in 2000-01, a number Cousins is unlikely to hit (we hope).

However, this does speak to why the Sacramento Kings rushed Cousins out the door for such an underwhelming return. His volatility and temper on the court was a problem throughout his tenure in Sacramento, and less than a week into his time in New Orleans, it remains one.

Cousins will miss tomorrow night’s game against the Detroit Pistons.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.