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NBA News: Kings Suspend DeMarcus Cousins

UNDATED (AP) - Sacramento Kings head coach Keith Smart would rather play without his leading scorer. DeMarcus Cousins was suspended indefinitely by the Kings for "unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team." Cousins and Smart exchanged words in the locker room during halftime of Sacramento's 97-85 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Smart benched Cousins for the entire second half and ordered him to remain in the locker room. The 22-year-old center is averaging a team-high 16.6 points and 9.5 rebounds this season.

In other NBA news:

-- The Dallas Mavericks have waived Derek Fisher, a move made at the request of the veteran guard. The 38-year-old Fisher strained a tendon in his right knee in a game against Philadelphia this week. Fisher, a 16-year veteran who won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, signed three weeks ago with the Mavs.

-- The NBA-worst Washington Wizards waived center Earl Barron and guard Shaun Livingston early Sunday. The moves were announced by the Wizards (3-22) about four hours after the team's seventh straight loss, 96-87 at home to the Detroit Pistons. Barron was averaging 2.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 11 games while Livingston averaged 3.7 points in 17 games.

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