DeMarcus Cousins is probably the most talented center in the NBA today but he has not made it to the playoffs since entering the league in 2010. However, the latest NBA rumors imply that Cousins will likely leave the Sacramento King with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers as his suitors.
According to Deasia Paige of Hoops Habit, “Boogie” should consider leaving the Kings in the summer of 2018 to pursue an NBA championship. She noted that his time in Sacramento has been tumultuous despite his individual success of being a two-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA Second Teamer.
“Cousins has no choice but to leave the Kings if he wants to be a winner. Although Cousins does not become a free agent until 2018, now (more than ever) is the time for him to consider leaving the Kings,” Paige opined.
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If DeMarcus Cousins should decide to leave the Kings, Kit Isaiah Bernal of Yibada suggested that he joins either the Warriors or the Cavaliers. He mentioned that Golden State and Cleveland are the only two teams capable of winning an NBA championship in the next several years.
The Warriors already boasts Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green while the Cavaliers have LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Adding someone like Cousins would make the two teams unstoppable.
However, nothing is certain at the moment since DeMarcus Cousins could get traded at any point from now to the February 2018 deadline. He can also stay in Sacramento if new head coach Dave Joerger changes the culture of the franchise.
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According to SB Nation, DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings are heading in the right direction this season but the pressure is on the player to take them to the next level. He has a new head coach, a new set of teammates and he does not need an excuse if they fail to make it to the playoffs.
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