DeMarcus Cousins Rumors

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DeMarcus Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins
Position: F-C
Born: 08/13/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $14,728,844
The “trade Kevin Love” dynamic in Cleveland seems to have come and gone, and there have been no indications that the dysfunctional Kings have wavered in their reluctance to trade DeMarcus Cousins. Rudy Gay would help push Boston up a rung or two on the Eastern Conference ladder — but not high enough to challenge the Cavs, and certainly not enough to warrant even a cursory discussion of those aforementioned prime picks.
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It’s no secret that however the problems in the Kings locker room are described, the epicenter is All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins, and no matter what happens with Karl in the coming days, the Kings apparently still have no answers to their Cousins conundrum. He is among the most talented players in the league (averaging 26.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game), but he’s struggled to rein in his attitude, emotions and inclination toward insubordination. Despite those issues, he would have plenty of trade value based on his talent. But sources told Sporting News that a trade of Cousins has not been seriously considered by general manager Vlade Divac or owner Vivek Ranadive and that it would take a mega-offer for that to change before next week’s deadline. Even then, it’s a tremendous longshot.
Storyline: DeMarcus Cousins Trade?
Players have tuned out Karl, privately seething over inefficient practices and shootarounds, and ineffective in-game adjustments from the bench, league sources told The Vertical. The dysfunction may have originated with Karl and DeMarcus Cousins, but it has spread through the locker room like an infection. Indeed, barring a surprising turn of events, it’s more likely assistant coach Corliss Williamson finishes the season as the Kings head coach than Karl.
Storyline: George Karl Hot Seat?