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Four Teams Vying for Demarcus Cousins

Yesterday, USA Today reported that Sacramento is attempting to deal Demarcus Cousins, but there is a split between management and ownership on the deal. The management of Sacramento believes a trade would be best for both parties, while ownership is hoping to get more for their most prized asset. Today KSR has spoken with a source close to Demarcus Cousins both that confirms trade talks are ongoing and Cousins is hoping a deal will be worked out soon. According to the source, the four teams that are most likely to end up making such a deal for cousins are Boston, Dallas, Orlando and Charlotte. The USA Today story reported that Detroit, Houston and Washington are also potential destinations, but the source tells KSR that Cousins has been told those are all unlikely for a variety of reasons.

The two favorites for Cousins services are most likely Boston, which has a number of assets it can deal including Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley and Fab Melo, and Dallas, where Cousins’ new agent Dan Fegan is great friends with owner Mark Cuban. The source tells KSR that Cousins would like to play in either place if such a deal ends up being worked out.

Article written by Matt Jones

36 Comments for Four Teams Vying for Demarcus Cousins

  1. fur eel
    8:36 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Rondo-to-Cousins. Sounds entertaining.

  2. Clay
    8:42 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    The source? You mean Demarcus, right?

  3. Cats in the NBA
    8:48 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    All of those organizations are so much better for DMC than Sacramento. (Washington is another crappy organization, but seeing DMC and JW back together again would be sweet.)

  4. ben rechtin
    8:49 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    He needs to hang out with “the Enes”. That’ll out a smile on his face.

  5. FrostyTipOne
    8:52 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    He will end up in Dallas.

  6. SeaCat
    8:57 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins to Boston.

  7. Celtic
    8:57 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Man I hope he ends up in Boston, Celtics need him.

  8. Badams
    9:04 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Even before trade talks I said he needed to go to Boston. KG and Paul Pierce will set Big Cuz straight. He would also have a great pg to play and those stars will take the pressure off him. Not to mention, Doc won’t put up with his bs. Cousins needs to see this as a second chance and get his crap together. Would love to see him as a Celtic.

  9. BigAL
    9:08 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Actually wouldn’t mind seeing Boogie in Charlotte with MKG. Charlotte desperately needs a post presence as their guard play actually isn’t that bad but down low they are absolutely atrocious.

  10. Walden Schmidt
    9:11 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Boston, Please.

  11. SayHarrowToTheRepeat
    9:11 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    The problem with Dallas is that they don’t really have much to offer the Kings.

  12. Jarvis Redwine
    9:31 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins would look great in green!

  13. TraderJoe
    9:33 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    @ 1, 8 &10. agree, esp #8. who would Boston put on the block to get DC?

  14. LeX
    9:34 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Boston would be a great fit. Really strong front office and on the court veteran leadership. Garnett wouldnt take any lip from him.

  15. UK
    9:35 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    I think Celtics would be good.

    KG and Paul Pierce will be there for another couple years, which will help the Cousins-Rondo relationship. But a core of Rondo, Cousins, Jeff Green in a couple years should be pretty good. Plus, its the Celtics, so im sure they will add some more pieces along the way.

  16. Jarvis Redwine
    9:43 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    A package of Sullinger, Melo, Bradley and a couple of draft picks would likely pry Cousins away from the Kings.

  17. James K
    9:46 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    God, please not Detroit. Boston would be an excellent situation for DeMarcus, and that city would embrace his toughness.

  18. WorldWideWes
    9:54 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink


  19. dallas
    10:15 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    He will end up in Dallas.. Dirk will bring out his potential

  20. KingsFan
    10:16 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    As a Kings fan, Boston has very little to grab DMC – the Mavs have nothing and the same could be said for Orlando and Washington. The Bobcats could put a package together, but there’s zero chance he goes to Boston without a third team involved. They’re not trading their best (and only, really) asset for some role players.

  21. bluristhurr
    10:34 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    DC is outta Sacramento after his contract with the Kings soon and i’d assume he isn’t going to resign with them. They’re going to try to get something out of him instead of letting him walk. I’d take him on my favorite pro team who’s the mavs any day. If Cousins is smart he’ll wait to sign and screw the Kings for what it’s worth to some.

  22. KingsFan
    10:40 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins is signed through next season and has a qualifying offer after that, which the Kings will match if he is qualified a contract by another team. Only way for him to “spurn” them is to sign the one year tender and leave, but that means he’s not a FA until after the 14-15 season – two and a half seasons from today. If he signs a deal with another team, being he’s restricted when he’s eligable for FA, Kings will match it, forcing Cousins to stay.

  23. BigAL
    10:52 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    Sam Amico ‏@SamAmicoFSO

    NBA GM wouldn’t be specific, but says “if what I hear is true,” Kings will have tough time turning down Bobcats’ offer for DeMarcus Cousins.

  24. Some Guy in Kentucky
    11:37 pm December 30, 2012 Permalink

    I think that going to a winning team would be great for him. It is hard for someone used to winning, to accept losing 10 games a month.

  25. TraderJoe
    12:06 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    @16-Great for Boston, decent package for kings if they want to lose DC in near future and take 2 steps back. Would love it if the kings would do it.

  26. Han
    12:16 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    If not Boston, would be great to see him with MKG in Charlotte or Wall in Washington.

  27. Rich
    1:12 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    Love to see him in Boston, but I agree with 20. sullinger, Bradley and Fab will fade away and never be stars. Celtics are going to have to offer some future draft picks because when Garnett and Pierce retire they will blow.

  28. Taylor
    3:59 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    You have to remember, Dallas’ draft picks are actually worth something now (at least this year) and they can send Mayo Kaman and Collison (who has a team option for next year at 2.3 mil) and they can save the Kings a ton of money by taking on bad contracts with their expiring deals….which is much more valuable with the new CBA….while Boston is right at the limit and cannot (76 mil compared to Dallas’ 67 mil)

    So actually Dallas can offer a pretty competitive package. I’d say Boston or Big D, we will see. Will be a head case for either though

  29. Boston cat
    4:18 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    charlotte is a horrible place for big Cuz!! Team yound and not very good, he would destroy everything MKG and Walker are trying to build. If the bobcats remain the coarse and draft good the next 2 years they could have something.
    Big Cuz is immature and sulked to much to be on a young team. Boston is the only team for him. The older guys will cut out the BS. Cuz will be able to play on a winning team and could end up being the best big man in the league.

  30. Big Whoop
    4:38 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins needs to go with an experienced team where he can practice against people older and better than him, imo. I would not wish the city of Detroit on anyone. The Celtics would be ideal for him personally. I also think the Big Cuz needs to take a couple of days off and come to Lexington for some BBN love.

  31. kingrex
    6:54 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    cal never should have pushed him out of Lexington!

  32. ltothaj1
    10:15 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins needs to play somewhere that has its staff set in stone..not at a place like Sacramento, Washington, Detroit, Charlotte, etc..he needs to be coached by a veteran coach, who knows what hes doing, and Cousins will become All-Star caliber. A winning atmosphere will do wonders for Big Cuz, and while putting Cuz with Dirk n Dallas doesn’t seem like a great fit as far as play styles, Cuban will do whatever it takes to win, and he has a great coach in Rick Carlisle…just nobody to offer the Kings, except for…Dirk, lol…Sac-town wont give Demarcus away, it will have to be a package of good players, and will most likely be a 3-team deal….Houston would be the ideal place for Boogie to go IMO..they have plenty of pieces to send for Demarcus, and have a superstar guard in James Harden to pair with him, one of the greatest big men of all-time coaching the team, as well as ANOTHER one of the greatest of all-time, in Hakeem Olajuwon, right down the street for Boogie to work with in the summertime.

  33. danthcat
    10:28 am December 31, 2012 Permalink

    Will a change of scenery help Demarcus?…He has a lot of growing up to do…If he is not willing to work on his personal issues with his temper then a change is not going to help him…That being said, I think that Boston would be the best place for him..Garnett, Rondo and coach Rivers could maybe be a steading influence for him…

  34. Cat89
    1:39 pm December 31, 2012 Permalink

    Rivers would be a good mentor for DC. I agree with “danthcat” DC must address his personal issues with his temper and “grow up”. I wich him the best of luck. I hope he lands in a place that will help him develop as a man first, than as a player.

  35. Another Kings Fan
    3:18 pm December 31, 2012 Permalink

    As a long time Kings fan at this point I would like to see him go no matter what we get in return. He is a HUGE distraction to a franchise that has enough problems without him. Get him out of the way. I have recently joined the trade DMC bandwagon. It’s much more fun to watch the Kings without him throwing tantrums on the court and off.

  36. Justin
    1:47 pm January 1, 2013 Permalink

    Being a Bobcats fan (don’t laugh too hard at that) I’m torn on this. Cousins is a great talent and could provide a ton of offensive fire power for a team that needs it badly. But, we have a good, young group of guys that seem to be pretty level headed on and off the court. Cousins is not this…and I’m worried he would disrupt something that MJ and staff is trying to build, even though they aren’t very good right now. I think if the core is kept…Kemba, MKG, Jeff Taylor, Bismack, Hendo…they could have something down the road with a few more high character pieces. It would be interesting, though, if they did make a deal for him. I don’t think we could get out without sending MKG to Sac, and I’m not willing to do that.