The future of DeMarcus Cousins with the Sacramento Kings has been in question for the past couple years. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Kings are very open to testing the trade market for their two-time All-Star center.
However, Cousins is insisting that he wants to stay in Sacramento, despite the rumors saying that the Kings are exploring the idea of trading him this offseason. In an exclusive interview with CBS Sacramento, the 25-year-old center said that he wants to stay with the Kings and take them back to the playoffs.
“I feel like I have an attachment, something that I do owe to this city. I want to be the person who brings the city back to the glory days,” Cousins said.
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The relationship between Cousins and the Kings is not working even after six years together. There are a lot of questions about Cousins’ attitude but the Kings front office has also not been the best for the past several years.
Under the new ownership, the Kings has had four coaching changes in the last four years that are not very good for the development of the team. Cousins was finally getting along with a coach, Mike Malone, but the Kings fired him for not changing the team’s offensive style in 2014.
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According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, Kings general manager Vlade Divac is unhappy with Cousins relationship with his past coaches as well as his teammates. For the first time, Divac and the Kings front office is exploring trades for their star player and parting ways would be beneficial for both sides.
Cousins would be linked with a handful of teams this offseason including the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. He still has two years remaining before he hits free agency after the 2017-18 season.
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