NBA rumors are swirling around DeMarcus Cousins. The talented but troubled center has a new head coach after failing to get along with George Karl all last season. The Sacramento Kings are losing patience, and the team has actually explored the possibility of trading him to another franchise in the National Basketball Association. According to CBS Sports, Vlade Divac stated that Cousins was not going anywhere. However, he also made sure to note that DeMarcus could be traded the following year.
When George Karl was the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, he was hoping that management would send DeMarcus Cousins away. Aside from getting rid of a player that simply was tuning him out, Karl felt that the Kings could speed up their rebuilding process a bit because Cousins would have been able to fetch quite a bit of assets in return. Sacramento opted instead to get rid of Karl after the season.
There’s a ton of talent within the body of DeMarcus Cousins. He’s a tremendous player on offense regardless because of those talents. It sometimes looks too easy for Cousins on that end of the floor. When paired with a coach that he likes and respects, DeMarcus becomes a complete player. When Mike Malone was the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, Cousins had his best year as a defender, which made the Kings that much better of a team.
Trading DeMarcus Cousins has to be something considered if he cannot get along with Dave Joerger. By fighting with another head coach, teams in the NBA will be reluctant to trade for Cousins. That lowers his trade value and puts the Sacramento Kings in a very tough position. The sooner that Vlade Divac gets rid of him, the better it will be for Sacramento.
DeMarcus Cousins is going to be in the spotlight when next season starts. He’s one of the more fascinating stories in the NBA. Every little thing that he does with Dave Joerger will cause the media and fans to speculate. The Sacramento Kings are really hoping that this arrangement works out because they’ll have to make a really huge decision on the future of their franchise. It’s never easy trading away a superstar player.
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