The Celtics, like most teams, have called Sacramento to gauge what it would take to trade for DeMarcus Cousins. The young, disgruntled Kings center has been suspended from the team for his disagreements with coach Paul Westphal.
“It’s highly unlikely,” a league source said of the Celtics’ chances of landing Cousins. “I’m not sure that any team is going to get him. The thing is that everyone knows he’s a wreck. They’re not going to get what he’s worth.”
Nothing unexpected here. The Celtics need a center and a center demands a trade, so Ainge had to make the call, as our own DH proposed immediately after the trade demand. I assume Ainge's offer would have been our two first rounders in 2012 and JaJuan Johnson. Kings could do much better if they ever decide to move Cousins (They have said they won't).