Is DeMarcus Cousins A Defensive Liability For The Warriors?

  • Published: 23 February 2019
  • DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins has provided offensive value around Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, but what about his defense? In this video I answer that question and breakdown his defense thus far this season. I talk about post defense, pick and roll defense, and more. NBA. Kerr.

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  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page  2 weeks back

    Welcome to the Lakers & get well soon Boogie Cousins. 😀😀😀
    Hopefully the Lakers will be patient with Boogie Cousins through his rehab from ACL injury, but Anthony Davis must replace Boogie Cousins's 3-pointers since Davis hates the Center position.

    • Demef
      Demef  2 months back

      He's the Lakers' liability now.

      • Pabebeng Biker
        Pabebeng Biker  4 months back

        and he will play on the game 1 of the finals

        • Tyler The Uncreator
          Tyler The Uncreator  5 months back

          He has a better shot from the rim to the arc, with a more polished 3 he could spread the floor when his shot drops more often, allowing the team to get more shots, but it doesn't mean he should go 3rd splash brother every game especially with the rockets during the playoffs. he matches fine with capella, and he should learn how to read pick and rolls better so Harden cant attack easily, or maybe put Looney in during the start to attempt to hold Harden off, then put him in for offensive attacks when Harden's shot cant drop as easily

          • Kj Patterson
            Kj Patterson  5 months back

            Hes hurt u jinxed him

            • Redbean 26
              Redbean 26  5 months back

              How to be a snake 101

              • Marcus_Sux_ Sox
                Marcus_Sux_ Sox  5 months back

                I don’t like that you use the word intelligence/iq use creativity

                • Cory Goodman
                  Cory Goodman  5 months back

                  No one cares what you like. It IS intelligence in relation to basketball. Swiping at a ball isn't creative. Knowing where to swipe is intelligent.

              • Jet Khoo
                Jet Khoo  5 months back

                Nice Coach. Cousins get exposed by Clippers using pick and roll.

                • A Estrada
                  A Estrada  5 months back

                  I like how you break up the plays

                  • Jigna Khatri
                    Jigna Khatri  5 months back

                    They have backup now Andrew bought

                    • Gaming JKhai
                      Gaming JKhai  5 months back

                      Jigna Khatri all he does is set screens for curry

                  • Werved
                    Werved  5 months back

                    one word, yes

                    • Nicholas Korner
                      Nicholas Korner  5 months back

                      Not sure when this video was released, my bad. But I think any issues cousins is having is due more to the fact that he was out so long, he is clearly not 100%.. And more than likely won't be for the warriors this year.. But I don't think he has to be for the warriors to win another championship... I think he is playing around 60 to 70% of what he is capable of and for the warriors this year its probably enough... Whoever gets Cousins next year as the warriors can't offer him hardly anything contract wise.. Will get a beast of a player..

                      • Colin Leddy
                        Colin Leddy  6 months back

                        Nobody who wants any credibility used per 36 min as a valid stat...

                        • Michael Moore
                          Michael Moore  6 months back


                          • Ian Ng
                            Ian Ng  6 months back

                            Enter Andrew Bogut

                            • rome8180
                              rome8180  6 months back

                              His on/off net rating is a -8.0 per So I would argue he's a liability, period.

                              • Ignácio Ito
                                Ignácio Ito  6 months back

                                Cousins is overrated

                                • Offtopic K
                                  Offtopic K  6 months back

                                  You can tell cousins still isn’t 100% but if he keeps up his improvement.. no one will be competing in the playoffs

                                  • Mattia Bullo
                                    Mattia Bullo  7 months back

                                    You make me want to become a coach. Truly an amazing channel

                                    • Inquisitve m
                                      Inquisitve m  7 months back

                                      the rockets ate the warrior's lunch by pick n roll on cousins. he actually hurt the warriors. the rockets found a blueprint to beat the warriors.

                                      • Tyler The Uncreator
                                        Tyler The Uncreator  5 months back

                                        The only thing that holds the Rockets back sometimes is desperation shots or desperation in general, like last year with the 0-26 3's, rockets just need to focus more as the game goes on to stop another 3rd quarter massacre. The Warriors weakness is their arrogance at times, they'll get a lead and ease off, doing more sloppy plays like we saw during game 2 of the playoffs vs. Clippers, they need to get a high level of intensity and keep it all 48 minutes. This playoffs it'll be fun to see who's got who's blueprint and win the series

                                    • V K
                                      V K  7 months back

                                      I'm waiting for your video "go at the erupion caucasions" they are lazy and don't even attempt to play defence to help their teams luca, jokic, bagdonvich etc...

                                    • Heath Bilbrey
                                      Heath Bilbrey  7 months back

                                      Boogie was exposed against Capela and the Rockets.

                                      • Albert Cyprys
                                        Albert Cyprys  5 months back

                                        boopie is a liability on d. it's practically a fact at this point. even tho he may have improved his iq being in the warriors, it's still not on par with the other warriors players for the caliber of player that he is.

                                    • Carl Wilson
                                      Carl Wilson  7 months back

                                      The Warriors are more balanced with Cousins. He adds a dimension to a multi dimensional team. By playoffs his niche will be refined.

                                      • Vladimir Vladikov
                                        Vladimir Vladikov  7 months back

                                        Cousins spends more time with a confused look on his face whilst shrugging his shoulders looking around than anything else. Remember when he cried because no one offered him a max. He is arguably the most overrated player on the Warriors.

                                        • Johnny Rocket Tv
                                          Johnny Rocket Tv  7 months back

                                          Lack of discipline.

                                          • Spartian Knight
                                            Spartian Knight  7 months back

                                            They should have done all they could to keep McGee - Not a ball hog, knew the offense, played good d. Cousins might not get picked up at the end of the year, not with any high priced contract. I think he stays with Warriors if he is smart.

                                            • DJuan Brown
                                              DJuan Brown  7 months back

                                              Yes. He is, simple as that,

                                              • CARRSSS Enterprise
                                                CARRSSS Enterprise  7 months back

                                                These last few games, Cousins has been trash, but at times I think I'm the only one who sees it

                                                • Colin Gross
                                                  Colin Gross  7 months back

                                                  You know if you look at Cousins numbers, he didnt really offer anything for the warriors offensively; he takes away shots from Klay, Steph and Durant who shoot more efficiently and make more 3s. The only way I see the warriors profiting from cousins is him leading the bench. Unpopular opinion I guess.

                                                  • Floyd steel
                                                    Floyd steel  6 months back

                                                    I rather stagger Steph and KD and put jordan bell at the 5 for the 2nd unit. Cousins is unplayable at this point and it's gonna be too late by the time Kerr grows some balls to tell him.

                                                • Budhi
                                                  Budhi  7 months back

                                                  Era for great center was ended.. no one world class center on NBA now.. we will miss Olajuwon, Oneal, Robinson..

                                                • toyin71
                                                  toyin71  7 months back

                                                  I feel like some of these issues are due to lack of conditioning after not playing for awhile

                                                  • STATS DONT LIE
                                                    STATS DONT LIE  7 months back

                                                    SO basically D.Cousins is a normal player because he does normal things that all players should do....
                                                    PEOPLE are so used to BAD PLAYERS that now anyone that is regular is considered good.

                                                    • greypimps chass
                                                      greypimps chass  7 months back

                                                      Cousins is a problem.. team cancer and yes dude is a major liability in every position.

                                                      • cjli1
                                                        cjli1  7 months back

                                                        you the man. Can you do a video on Steven Adams defense? I think with big men who are P&R and don't post up, big men like Adams and Cousins get exploited with their slow feet

                                                      • Steven  Vidal
                                                        Steven Vidal  7 months back

                                                        He is a liability because he is lazy lol wait til he get to the playoffs though, he has never faced a cornered animal before.

                                                        • SLiK __
                                                          SLiK __  7 months back

                                                          Ain't watched it yet but yes he is , he doesn't hustle

                                                          • Younes Bougarba
                                                            Younes Bougarba  7 months back

                                                            Chris paul cooked him well last night. He can easily get crossed against pgs like Westbrook Fox Kyrie

                                                            • itzkevino
                                                              itzkevino  7 months back

                                                              This really doesn’t matter because warriors can play small ball and dominate Rockets and Celtics or play big and dominate thunder of 76ers they have so much talent sitting on the bench they will just tire out opposing starters overwhelm them with fresh players constantly. There is only so much players can can do during a 4 games to win series.

                                                              • Dion Waiters
                                                                Dion Waiters  7 months back

                                                                His defense is atrocious. He cant keep up with athletic centers and when he gets switched into guards, its an automatic 2 points

                                                                • Alexandre Schmitt
                                                                  Alexandre Schmitt  7 months back

                                                                  @A Guy They weren't liabilities like Cousins and could actually protect the rim decently.

                                                                • A Guy
                                                                  A Guy  7 months back

                                                                  He's coming off ripping his Achilles give the man and break. Also Javale McGee and ZaZa Pachulia aren't good defenders either

                                                                • Vladimir Vladikov
                                                                  Vladimir Vladikov  7 months back


                                                              • Max anime
                                                                Max anime  7 months back

                                                                lol if they play the sixers lol that would mean its the finals.

                                                                • Randy Savage
                                                                  Randy Savage  7 months back

                                                                  he moves like a rusty tinman

                                                                  • Greg Maars
                                                                    Greg Maars  7 months back

                                                                    This video is awesome.

                                                                    • SirKhoakGaming
                                                                      SirKhoakGaming  7 months back

                                                                      Better than kevon looney ugly ass

                                                                      • Dr Universe X
                                                                        Dr Universe X  7 months back

                                                                        If we telling truth so far I don't see cousins as a big time stopper on defense his defend has been suspect since the injury

                                                                        • The GOAT
                                                                          The GOAT  7 months back

                                                                          since he was on the kings it was bad..

                                                                      • Mimi Gottfried
                                                                        Mimi Gottfried  7 months back

                                                                        DeMarcus Cousins is a talentless scumbag.

                                                                        I loved how Tim Duncan murdered him so coldbloodedly.

                                                                        • Alozie Chibueze
                                                                          Alozie Chibueze  7 months back

                                                                          Very unbiased

                                                                          • sophie s
                                                                            sophie s  7 months back

                                                                            Thanks for the good analysis!! Could you do an analysis on bucks team to compete with warriors in case bucks come out of east to meet warriors in the final? What would take bucks to beat/or play competitively against warriors although the possibility is terms of game plan.

                                                                            • randy trivette
                                                                              randy trivette  7 months back