With the preseason rolling and teams trying to figure who will make the cut, players like DeMarcus Cousins are a target of trade rumors. A fantasy NBA trade rumor involving Cousins would see him teaming up with John Wall with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The fantasy trade will involve the Blazers, the Sacramento Kings, the Phoenix Suns, and the Washington Wizards. In the trade Cousins together with Wall playing for the Blazers while Damian Lillard and Tyson Chandler ends up with the Kings.
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For the Suns, they would get Rudy Gay and Darren Collison while the Wizards ends up getting Brandon Knight, Noah Vonleh, and Willie Cauley-Stein. The trade, however, weird it may seem, is plausible as agreed upon by ESPN’s trade machine.
Looking at the fantasy trade, the Blazers look winners as they strengthen their inside presence in the person of Cousins. They also would extend the opponents defense with Wall manning the outside. They may have lost Lillard but with the trade, it would solidify their playoff chances.
For the Kings, they get a top point guard who is also an MVP candidate in the person of Lillard and could build the momentum that the team wants. Head coach Dave Joerger looks to bring his system to the Kings, by getting Lillard and Chandler the team would be a contender.
However, with the Suns getting Gay and Collison, they have more scoring options that would complement Leandro Barbosa. The trade would also give the Suns the needed cap space which they could eventually use either during the midseason or free agency next summer.
Many think that the Wizards lose in this trade but looking at it in a different light, they might have also won as well. Ending up with Knight would see him paired with Bradley Beal which would be a combination to look forward too. Aside from that they also get a talented center in Cauley-Stein and Vonleh.
This is just a fantasy trade, however, if teams would take a closer look it is plausible and might work. But regardless if the concerned teams check it, the season is about to start and they might just check it come midseason.
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