NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs inquired about DeMarcus Cousins, offer Kevin Love to Kings

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs inquired about DeMarcus Cousins, offer Kevin Love to Kings

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in trading for center DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. There are speculations that the Cavs initially offered Kevin Love but the Kings declined the deal.

The Cleveland Cavaliers want to upgrade their roster after their rival Golden State Warriors recently acquired Kevin Durant. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insider revealed that the Cavaliers inquired about DeMarcus Cousins. However, it seems like the Sacramento Kings did not like the idea of trading their franchise player.

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Kevin Love has been the center of trade rumors in the recent NBA Finals. His performance proved that he is not a good fit with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Instead of being a starter, Richard Jefferson replaced him, resulting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA championship title.

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Kevin Love is not a bad player at all. In fact, he was the franchise player of the Minnesota Timberwolves before he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love needed to make a huge adjustment in order to be fitted as a sidekick of LeBron James.

Meanwhile, it seems like the relation between DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings is not going well. The Kings center expressed his disappointment in the team’s pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Instead of upgrading their backcourt, the Sacramento Kings drafted Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis giving them a very crowded frontcourt. The Kings recently lost guard Rajon Rondo and Seth Curry, who had good relation with DeMarcus Cousins.

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If ‘Boogie’ will insist the trade, the Sacramento Kings have no choice but to let him go. Jason Marcum of SB Nation predicted that DeMarcus Cousins will still leave the Kings once his contract expires in 2018. If he is not happy with the team, keeping him does not make sense for the Kings.

The Cavaliers could offer Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert for Cousins. If the trade rumors become a reality, ‘Boogie’ will be an essential piece for the Cavaliers’ success in the 2016-17 NBA season.

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  • Rinosaretheproblem

    More wishful thinking, maybe for Kyrie, not for Love. You don’t trade the most physically dominant player in the NBA for a “not quite all-star”.

    • Ryo

      You dont trade a player like Kyrie for Demarcus who is a head case and also wants out and doesnt like it in Sacremento… And another thing either you trade him now and get something in return or dont and get nothing…

      • Tarik McCoy

        I agree, what do you think about sending Iman, Kevin, and Tristan Thompson for Rudy gay and D cousins.? Or add the clippers in a three team deal involving Blake griffin? Hell the thunder could jump in too lol

        • Juan

          I dont know how the hell you think the cavs will give tristan thompson… Hell no.

        • Rinosaretheproblem

          If Sacramento ended up with Griffin, that might be value, but straight across Kevin for Demarcus is a joke.

  • Kevin Kroeger

    This all depends on Cousins. If he tells them he wants to go to a winning team then they would be wise to take KLove instead of losing him for nothing in ’18. Cavs overpaid for KLove and GM Griffen has learned his lesson about overpaying for a guy who wants to leave his team.