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Former Kings G Isaiah Thomas on Kings C DeMarcus Cousins: "I think if he ran the floor a little more, he would make the game a lot easier for him."
A parting shot or something meant as a compliment? You be the judge. Hard to say what kind of effect this statement has because it comes down to what Cousins thinks and whether or not it's even a true statement. If it is true and Cousins disagrees, then it's just a war of words. If it's true and he takes it as constructive criticism, then it helps. If it's not true and Cousins dismisses the statement then we're right back here at square one. And if it's not true and Cousins still listens to him, then it makes him a worse player. Thanks for your help Isaiah. Much appreciated.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba