I just got done watching the Detroit-Sacramento game from last night. The first time I saw Demarcus Cousins take a three pointer, I thought he might have been in a funk, since he's not been a long-range shooter in the past and the Piston announcers mentioned that he had a "profanity-laced tirade" at coach Karl's expense after the last game; only GM Vlade Divac (odd to see him in the front office; I think he's the first retired European player to get there) saved him from a suspension. It would be a good sign for the Pistons if Boogie was mailing this one in, his temperamental emotions getting the better of him.
However, he took another that went in. "Maybe he's developed an outside game" I thought to myself, recalling this ESPN piece on Kris Humphries developing a beyond-the-arc game this off-season, getting noted for something other than his ex-wife.
He proceeded to go 4-for-5 from distance and had the Pistons treating him as a stretch-four in the second half, putting the tall-but-skinny Ilyasova on him rather than Andre Drummond. As it turns out, that duplicates his performance against the Clippers in the opener. He made 11 three-pointers in his first five years in the league and has made 8 this year.
That adds an extra tool to a fairly robust arsenal for Cousins. He's become this generation's Rasheed Wallace in being a tech-magnet (leading the league in T's since joining the NBA), but he might also be getting Sheed's three-point rage as well.