On one hand you have George Karl wanting to trade Cousins:
Yahoo Sources: Sacramento Kings coach George Karl pushing to trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. http://t.co/wUoSkiDdUr— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 23, 2015
And on the other hand you have Cousins demanding a trade:
Report: Kings' DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade a month ago http://t.co/0z3YJEbFgy pic.twitter.com/K9Tno2qaUB— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) June 23, 2015
Which makes you think that a trade should probably happen, except ownership doesn't exactly want to move Cousins:
George Karl wants to trade DeMarcus Cousins to LA, but the Kings owner won't let him. @Chris_Broussard w/ the latest: http://t.co/42xAMnURQM— ESPN (@espn) June 23, 2015
So, yeah. Sounds like there might be too many cooks over in Sac-Town.
Are the Celtics in the mix if the Kings pull the trigger? It sounds like Danny Ainge is inserting himself into just about every conversation about trades this week, but you have to think prior reports expressing the Kings' desire to land established talent would necessitate a third team. Denver's Ty Lawson could certainly be a nice piece of a package for if Denver GM (and former Kings' GM) Pete D'Alessandro decides he wants some of the Celtics stash of draft picks and is game to work as a facilitator to get Demarcus Cousins to Boston. Not exactly sure what "established talent" the Lakers are offering, it seems like Julius Randle and a sign and trade of the No. 2 pick in the draft is the extent of what they can offer.
It's pretty clear posturing by the Kings' brass to insist they won't trade their disgruntled force of nature. Obviously they want to keep Cousins' value higher than it would be if they just put a "For Sale" sign on his forehead and started a full on fire-sale.
As for Cousins? He's busy going for the win via emoji:
🌾🐍🌾— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015
Couldn't help but notice the color of that snake. He's got green on the brain and is very clearly coming to Boston.
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