Some peers of former Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars contend he could be back on the job this summer. One potential destination for Dumars, some NBA execs say, is New Orleans, which is on the outside looking in for a playoff spot.
February 20, 2017 | 3:59 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings acquired guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and 2017 first and second-round draft selections from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for forward/center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Omri Casspi, it was announced today by Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac.
“It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization, said Divac. “Winning begins with culture and character matters. With the upcoming draft class set to be one of the strongest in a decade, this trade will allow us to build the depth needed for a talented and developing roster moving forward. We thank DeMarcus for his contributions and wish him all the best in New Orleans. The fans in Sacramento are the best in the world and we are all committed to building a team that will continue to make Sacramento proud.”
Tim Cato: Vlade Divac said the Kings had a better offer for Cousins two days ago. “I don’t want to discuss in details about the process.”
Sean Cunningham: A lot to chew on after hearing from Vlade Divac. He had a better offer that fell through with another team. Settled for N.O. Next best. Said he went to New Orleans All-Star weekend with the thought that he would trade DeMarcus Cousins.