NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics trading Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and 2017, 2018 first round picks for DeMarcus Cousins

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics trading Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and 2017, 2018 first round picks for DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA superstars who is frequently mentioned in various trade rumors this offseason. The rumors started in the 2016 NBA draft when Boogie was reportedly unhappy when the Sacramento Kings selected big men Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere.

Several NBA teams have expressed their interest in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins, including the Boston Celtics. With dreams of becoming a title contender, the Celtics tried to upgrade their roster by pursuing big names this summer.

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The Celtics succeeded to acquire Al Horford but failed to grab their main target, Kevin Durant. With their current roster, the Celtics are predicted to make the NBA Playoffs. However, the Celtics obviously need to add more firepower in order to match the reigning Eastern Conference champions, Cleveland Cavaliers.

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With the Kings predicted to suffer another disappointing season, DeMarcus Cousins is expected to leave in 2018. Zach Harper of CBS Sports reported that a league executive expects Boogie to leave once he becomes a free agent.

“They’re fooling themselves if they think he’s sticking around,” one league executive said. “The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn’t a point of no return in which you’re not getting high value for him. Teams will bid against each other in the trade market. Maybe [Cousins] doesn’t go for the biggest money in free agency but you’d love to have that card to play.”

Kings general manager Vlade Divac admitted in the past months that they are planning to rebuild the team. Trading a superstar like DeMarcus Cousins could be a tough decision but the return will surely be beneficiary for a team who wants an overhaul.

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Isaac Harris of Fansided suggested for the Boston Celtics to trade Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson, and the 2017 and 2018 Brooklyn’s picks to Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins. The Brooklyn Nets are predicted to become the worst team next season and the 2017 first-round pick will surely be among the top picks.

Kings’ PG Darren Collison is currently facing a domestic violence case and threatened to have a suspension. Though the Kings signed Ty Lawson, Marcus Smart has the ability to become a starting point guard in Sacramento next season.

Meanwhile, the probable acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins will give the Boston Celtics the chance to match the Cleveland Cavaliers and other existing ‘Super Teams’ in the league.

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  • Bill

    Now this is a slightly more realistic trade scenario. I’m just not sure if Sacramento would go for it.. at least not right now. If they let Boogie build some extra steam by holding onto him for at least half the next season, his price may go up even more.. but as a Celtics fan, I’d love to have Cousins wearing green. A dreamer can dream!


      This could happen if the Kings continue to struggle next season

  • AlanCollinge

    I could see this.


      Yeah its near.. Celtics will be great again

  • BiblioTecario_SA

    So one clown with too much time on his hands repeats what some other clown with too much time on his hands says and it suddenly becomes a “trade rumor.”

    Gimme a break.

  • Corey c.

    I’m with biblio one idiot sitting in his mommies house thinking up trade scenarios between his breaks of Xbox doesn’t make it a trade rumor!!!!!!

  • justsayin

    Boston has no ACTUAL talent to dangle in any trade scenario that would net a top tier player. The picks may be attractive but as of yet there’s no real certainty as to where those picks will land in the lottery. Brooklyn could have the worst record in the league the next two seasons and still fall to fourth in the lotto. If I’m Sacramento I’m not letting go of Boogie without getting a real player or a real prospect in return. If you need a Wiggins to get a Kevin Love and an Oladipo to get an Ibaka, then what’s Boston in line to get with Marcus Smart? Not much if you ask me.

    • Seph

      If Boston has no actual talent and Cousins is so amazing then why is it that the Celtics tied for third in the east but I’ve never seen Sac even sniff the playoffs during Boogies’ tenure?

      • justsayin

        Boston has some ACTUAL talent, but unless they want to dangle IT and/or Horford then they’re not gonna be in a position to acquire an all star level player. Their young guys like Smart, Rozier, Young, Hunter, Brown etc are mediocre/unproven and I’d be surprised if any GM has called Ainge about any of them.

      • IamLAKERSFAN

        Yeah that’s the point.. Cousins will be tested once he plays for a playoff contender team..


    Could see this happening the Brooklyn picks are very valuable even with the addition of Jeremy Lin in Nets.. actually no big move in Brooklyn this summer.. Boogie to Celtics can make next season more thrilling to watch

  • Micah Sharon

    this type of clickbait fools too many assholes who then clog up my timeline…. fuck you