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DeMarcus Cousins earns Player of the Week honors

Jan 13, 2014, 1:53 PM PST

DeMarcus Cousins wins Western Conference Player of the Week honors. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) DeMarcus Cousins wins Western Conference Player of the Week honors. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has come up with a bunch of creative ploys to boost his chances to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game. After shooting videos with Drake and Mayor Kevin Johnson, he is earning votes the old fashioned way — by dominating opponents on the basketball court.

Cousins was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Last week, he averaged 25 points and 12.7 rebounds per game while leading the Kings to a 3-0 record. He recorded a double-double in each of those three games.

Cousins also put in overtime and was involved in a few solid video bombing efforts.

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Cousins still needs help in the All-Star Game voting department. Even after an endorsement from LeBron James, he ranks 11th among frontcourt players in the Western Conference. Cousins and the Kings return to the court when they play a road game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

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