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Yahoo reports Kings coach George Karl is trying to push DeMarcus Cousins out

Trade rumors continue to swirl around DeMarcus Cousins. Yesterday, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were attempting to trade for Boogie, but the Sacramento Kings weren’t biting.

Well, maybe not all the Kings. Sources tell Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Kings coach George Karl is determined to trade Cousins:

Karl has been recruiting Kings vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac and multiple players on the Kings’ roster to unite with him in making the case to owner Vivek Ranadive that Cousins needs to be traded, league sources said.

Since the end of the 2014-15 season, Cousins has become aware of Karl’s campaign to move him — including teammates telling Cousins, sources said. All around the Kings and Cousins, there is a growing belief the coach-player relationship is irreparable. Trust is a constant theme with Cousins, and he’s been unable to build any with Karl, sources said.

Boogie being Boogie, he had a great response to Karl and the drama on Twitter last night:

This isn’t the first time Karl has been called a snake:

At this point, I hope Boogie gets traded so he can be on a team that deserves him.


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20 Comments for Yahoo reports Kings coach George Karl is trying to push DeMarcus Cousins out

  1. J-Dub421
    10:46 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    George Karl must be stupid then. Boogie is the best center in the NBA. Who does Karl think they’re going to get that’s better?

    • J-Dub421 Needs a Job
      10:48 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      The best center in the NBA can’t get into the playoffs?

    • Ha!
      10:51 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      ^^ Holy shit. Idiot Alert! “J-Dub421 Needs a Job”

      That might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

    • J-Dub421
      10:58 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      The rest of his team is terrible. That is not Boogie’s fault. Instead of attempting to throw shade at me, why don’t you tell me who you think is a better center???

    • the
      12:00 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

      His supporting cast is basically non-existent and the West is LOADED you moron.

  2. Who Let This Child Post?
    10:57 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Sacramento Kings Roster

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Rudy Gay
    Small forward

    Nik Stauskas
    Shooting guard

    Ben McLemore
    Shooting guard

    David Stockton
    Point guard

    Derrick Williams

    Jason Thompson
    Power forward

    Darren Collison
    Point guard

    Andre Miller
    Point guard

    Ray McCallum, Jr.
    Point guard

    Carl Landry
    Power forward

    Reggie Evans
    Power forward

    Eric Moreland

  3. Jason
    10:57 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    When are we going to stop making excuses for Demarcus? How many coaches has this guy been through? Enough is enough. It is time for him to be accountable for his actions and grow the hell up. I don’t think he’s a bad guy, I just think he’s a big child. He does a lot of good things in other areas of his life, but professionally he seems to think he’s untouchable.

    • J-Dub421
      11:04 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      Perhaps you missed all those other tweets from NBA players stating the same thing about George Karl…

    • Jason
      11:07 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      I have a real hard time feeling sorry for any of these drama queens. They make MILLIONS of dollars PLAYING A GAME for a living and they complain when someone disagrees with them? How entitled can one person be? How many of us have bosses that we do not necessarily enjoy working with? How many of us can actually do anything about it by complaining about it? How about sucking it up and doing your job?

    • J-Dub421
      11:12 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      How many people have a boss that’s actively trying to get rid of them? Here are Boogie’s stats from last season:
      24.1 12.7 1.7 25.29

      He did his job.

    • BigBlueBoom
      11:12 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      No one is asking you to feel sorry for them. But they have every right to do their job AND complain about the jerk in charge. If I could tell my boss what I think of them and not lose my job I certainly would. Just bc you would suck it up and keep your complaints to yourself doesn’t mean everyone else should do the same. I think Boogie is clearly doing his job, or he wouldn’t have averaged the stats he did and become an NBA all-star.

    • Dude
      11:44 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      Obvious Troll is obviously trolling.

  4. Jason
    11:17 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    There is more to doing your job than putting up big numbers. You can put up big numbers and still be a terrible teammate. I’m not saying Karl is perfect, but Boogie has been in the league for several years now and THIS HAPPENS EVERY YEAR! It reminds me of the Ron White bit when he talks about listening to the person complain about being divorced 5 times. “After the fifth one…….maybe the problem is YOU.”

    • J-Dub421
      11:41 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      There is no stability in Sacramento, and that has nothing to do with Demarcus. He has had a revolving door of coaches and teammates. They constantly talk about relocating the team. All of this is out of his control.

    • Dude
      11:43 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      Jared Swopshire, is that you?

    • Jus sayin
      12:38 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

      Name me a Damarcus Cousins teammate that doesn’t like him… this is isn’t about Damarcus atitude towards teamates.
      George Karl is one of those guys who doesn’t like having talent on his roster. He doesn’t like the pressure of winning. He would rather have people say. “He did a lot with what he has.”

    • Tomas
      1:39 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

      It didn’t happen with Calipari. And it didn’t happen with Mike Malone early in the season when the Kings were winning. Then Boogie got sick and missed significant time and the Kings fell apart and then fired Mike Malone. DMC has never had a problem with any of his teammates he has had problems with coaches who have had problems everywhere they have been. Paul Westphal and now George Karl.

    • Mojo
      3:38 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

      If Sacramento had kept Malone as coach, they probably would have sneaked into the playoffs this past season, and surely would have gotten in next year. Bringing in Karl was just like restarting from scratch, especially since he’s a coach who likes to rebuild teams to fit his own narrow vision of what a team should be rather than allowing the team to have its own identity.

  5. BtownUKFan
    12:51 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    If I remember correctly Boogie was getting along just fine with the previous coach. The owners made the decision to fire him.

  6. catfan4life
    7:40 pm June 23, 2015 Permalink

    How many teams has Karl been fired from as a coach? Right, several? Hiring Karl shows how unprepared management is with that team. I hope he gets his wish and Boogie gets to go to a good team, but it would probably be Boston. Golden State could use a good big man. Imagine that team with Boogie on it!