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NBA Rumors: Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins if he will not get along with their new head coach

DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

NBA rumors are now swirling around Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, who is reportedly being threatened to be traded if he will not get along with their new head coach Dave Joerger.

After the Memphis Grizzlies fired Joerger on Saturday, the Kings management eagerly set up a meeting with him on Sunday to talk about the team’s head coach vacancy. Joerger was reportedly one of the main target of the Sacramento Kings to be their head coach for years.

According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and Joerger met on Monday and their discussions came to a conclusion with an agreement. Dave Joerger signed a three-year contract worth $12 million, including a team option in the fourth season that could make his contract worth $16 million.

One of the main factors on why the Kings chose Joerger as head coach is his ability to bring his team in the playoffs. Many were surprised when the Grizzlies fired a good coach like him since he managed to bring the team to the playoffs even without their two superstars Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, who suffered injury during the regular season.

The Kings have faith that Joerger is the answer for the team’s playoff drought. However, the Kings are considering one major question regarding their star player DeMarcus Cousins if he will get along with their new coach. Cousins was reportedly having issues with several coaches, including George Karl.

Vlade Divac had no choice but to choose between Cousins and Karl on who will stay with the team. It was not a surprise that Divac chose Cousins. However, the situation now is not the same. According to a report from Inquisitr, if DeMarcus Cousins will not get along with coach David Joerger, they will open the possibility of trading him in the upcoming offseason.

Cousins is undeniably one of the promising superstars in this generation. However, with his current attitude, it will serve as a hindrance for his team to reach a higher level in his career. If he does not meet eye-to-eye with coach Dave Joerger, there is a large possibility that we will be seeing DeMarcus Cousins wearing a different jersey next season.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia

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