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:
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 23, 2015
This isn’t the first time Karl has been called a snake:
All good players, all played for George Karl, all tweeted the same thing over the past several years. pic.twitter.com/BPQG4ipr9N
— Brett Poirier (@BrettNBA) June 23, 2015
At this point, I hope Boogie gets traded so he can be on a team that deserves him.