DeMarcus Cousins suspended for 18th technical foul

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.