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DeMarcus Cousins has dropped some weight this summer time, and it was noticeable Saturday throughout his eleven-level, 10-rebound efficiency in Group World’s NBA Africa Recreation victory.

“I am nonetheless younger however I am getting up in age now,” Cousins advised ESPN’s Marc J. Spears postgame in Johannesburg. “So I’ve actually received to start out specializing in my physique. (It is) in all probability one of the best I’ve felt my entire profession.”

Cousins, who turns 27 subsequent week, has been listed at round 270 kilos for many of his seven-yr NBA profession. In July, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry advised WDSU-TV that his middle was on a decent routine heading into this coming season.

“He is consuming actually wholesome,” Gentry stated. “He is obtained a chef that he is employed. I used to be actually, actually enthusiastic about what he is taken from the standpoint of making an attempt to get himself prepared for the season and clearly he looks like this can be a essential season for him.”

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Cousins was by no means obese within the true sense of the phrase, nevertheless it seems he’s taking an identical strategy to what LeBron James did three years in the past. By eliminating sure grains and sugars and adopting a excessive-protein food regimen, gamers have been capable of get leaner very quickly.

Gentry is true – this season is an enormous one for Boogie and New Orleans. Cousins’ contract expires subsequent summer time, and this shall be his first full marketing campaign alongside Anthony Davis within the frontcourt.