DeMarcus Cousins have been linked with many NBA rumors this offseason but the Sacramento Kings have insisted that will try to make it work with their star player. However, the latest speculations imply that the Kings are going to explore trading Cousins at the deadline.
The Kings are considered one of the most dysfunctional franchises in the NBA and it might finally take its toll on their superstar center. Entering his seventh season, DeMarcus Cousins will have his sixth head coach.
According to Arthur Hill of Hoops Rumors, the Kings will finally explore trading “Boogie” if his relationship with new head coach Dave Joerger does not start on the right foot. The last coach that meshed well with Cousins was Michael Malone, who the Kings fired because they don’t like their offense.
“Cousins enters this season with another new coach and another revamped roster in Sacramento. The clock is ticking toward his free agency in the summer of 2018, and if the Kings get off to another bad start they may explore what they could get in a trade for their big man,” Hill reported.
The 26-year-old only has two more seasons before he becomes a free agent but it will be harder for the Kings to get great value for him. Shaun Powell of NBA.com thinks that Sacramento are going to lose leverage because teams will not trade a lot of assets for a one-year rental.
Nevertheless, these are just NBA rumors at the moment and should be taken with a grain of salt. Some of the teams that have been linked with DeMarcus Cousins this offseason include the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
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