08:12 AM ET 12.28 | Entering the weekend, Sacramento finds itself returning to a chemistry class of sorts with Keith Smart and DeMarcus Cousins. Monitoring when Cousins plays is one thing. The relationship between and Cousins and Smart is something else to watch. Smart made progress in building a relationship with Cousins after the center's strained relationship with Paul Westphal. ... Smart has to be wary of the same situation Westphal dealt with. Not that he'll be fired, as Westphal was after his final spat with Cousins. But with the Kings at 9-19 the locker room is already on edge after every loss. Add an important and angry player to that, the mix could be toxic. Also add that Cousins is very big on loyalty.