Vlade Divac Rumors

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Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac
Position: None
Born: 02/03/68
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Q: On the basketball front, what’s your perspective and strategy when it comes to DeMarcus. He obviously has this season and next on his deal, and a lot of people wonder if you guys would consider trading him this season. Vivek Ranadive: “Well again, I leave it up to (general manager) Vlade (Divac). What I see is a young guy who wants to win, and has actually matured. And I’m just repeating what I hear Vlade saying, so it’s better to ask him this question, but I think what Vlade really wants to see is – and the way he says it with his Serb accent – is hugs (laughs). Hugs. He wants to see hugs, and he wants to see growth as a teammate. I know that Vlade and coach (first-year coach Dave Joerger, formerly of the Memphis Grizzlies) will make the right decisions, and I don’t know. Right now what I see is I’m excited for what we have.”
Storyline: DeMarcus Cousins Trade?
Q: Was it a trade request or did he simply say he wouldn’t be re-signing next summer? How would you characterize that conversation? Vivek Ranadive: “He obviously – there is some unhappiness. And Vlade said, ‘Hey look, we want to do what’s right for the team and we’re going to do what’s right for the team.’ But he’s a great guy. He’s a professional. It’s his last year, and I’m sure he’s going to go out there and do his best and we’ll see. But I have confidence that Vlade and him and everyone else will work it out.”