DeMarcus Cousins stated that he is open to the idea of playing along former college teammate John Wall. But can Cousins demand a trade from the Kings to team up with Wall and join the Wizards?
Here are the facts; Cousins won’t be a free agent until 2018 and likely wants to stay with the Kings. Meanwhile, Wall still has until 2019 with the Wizards. So, somebody or something has to give to make the possible move of having the two in one franchise.
One possible deal to make this happen is if the Kings trade Rudy Gay for Wall. The deal gets approved via ESPN’s trade machine as per salary and trade rules. Gay is open to a trade deal and it helps address the Kings’ issue of rebuilding around Cousins.
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In an interview with Ben Standig, it seems Cousins want Wall to ask the Wizards to ship him to Sacramento. Cousins added that with the way things are happening in the NBA, playing with Wall won’t be a long shot.
Cousins and Wall played for the University of Kentucky during their college days. Aside from Wall, Cousins also wants Eric Bledsoe to join in the fray. But for Bledsoe, he wants both Cousins and Wall to join him in Phoenix.
“Play with John and Eric (Bledsoe) again… you never know what will happen. It’s the NBA, so hopefully one day he’ll be in a Sacramento uniform,” said Cousins.
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Both Cousins and Wall showed dominance during their Wildcat days and they hope that one day they could relive it. It seems Cousins gave the Kings an idea for a rebuild and may explore it before the trade deadline. The question will then be if the Wizards would sit down with the Kings and bite the deal.
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