It appears the Sacramento Kings have decided to hold on to their mercurial young big man, even if DeMarcus Cousins occasionally demands trades, kills small dogs with his bare hands, whines about his team’s offense and drinks straight out of the milk carton.
If the Kings ever do decide to trade Cousins again, expect the Boston Celtics to gauge what it would take to acquire him. After all, they called the Kings this week. (Boston Herald)
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.”
Cousins is a near-seven-footer with all kinds of talent. He can shoot from inside and out. He has hands that can devour rebounds. His skill level, at his size, is incredibly rare.
He’s also caused problems for his coach ever since he came into the NBA. So while the Celtics could certainly use a near-seven-footer with offensive talent (not to mention a body that actually works), acquiring him would be a big risk. Danny Ainge has to put in his due diligence and determine if the price is right, but Cousins is an immature piece of work. He could become a ten-time NBA All-Star or he could remain what he is, an underachiever who causes more headaches than he’s worth.