DeMarcus Cousins "extremely happy" with new Sacramento Kings contract

DeMarcus Cousins #36 of the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team brings the ball up the court during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 25, 2013
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Sacramento King center DeMarcus Cousins says that he is extremely happy to have agreed a four-year contract extension with the team.

DeMarcus Cousins has described himself as "extremely happy" after signing a new deal with the Sacramento Kings.

The center, who was a first-round Draft pick in 2010, agreed a four-year contract extension with the team.

Speaking at a press conference, the 23-year-old said: "I'm blessed to be in this situation. I'm extremely happy. I'm glad we finally got this done. I usually have a lot to say, but I'm short on words today. I'm extremely happy.

"I like where this organisation is going, I believe in it, I'm glad they believe in me [and] I'm glad they gave me this chance to prove [myself] to them and this team.

"I'm big on loyalty. I've been like that my whole life. Since I started playing basketball, I was never really part of the big teams or the Hollywood teams. I was always the low-key guy and I just earned my way all the way through. I plan on doing the same thing here."

Cousins has averaged 16.3 points per game since coming into the NBA.

DeMarcus Cousins #36 of the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team brings the ball up the court during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 25, 2013
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