|AP Source: Kings, Cousins agree to extension|
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|Thursday, 26 September 2013 20:16|
The person spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
The Sacramento Bee reported the extension is a four-year, $64 million deal that will carry Cousins through the 2018-19 season. Cousins was eligible for an extension up to five years and $80 million.
The Kings had until Oct. 31 to come to terms on an extension or Cousins could become a restricted free agent next summer.
Cousins averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds last season. The 23-year-old center has been one of the NBA's best young big men but also one who has drawn multiple suspensions from the NBA and the Kings for his behavior.