DeMarcus Cousins' Behavior, Suspension Could Cause Kings to Trade Him

DeMarcus Cousins was suspended one game by the Sacramento Kings for his actions in an altercation with head coach Keith Smart.  He was suspended for kicking O.J Mayo in the groin.  He was fined for getting into an altercation with broadcaster Sean Elliot.  He's been a mess.  And the Kings may not want to deal with it much longer.  They could look to trade him.

As we mentioned yesterday, the Kings are publicly saying they do not want to trade Cousins.  They don't believe there would be enough value in return.  However, it is very possible that he gets moved.  Sam Amick of USA Today suggests the team may trade him specifically because of his behavior.


Cousins has averaged 16.3 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game this season.  He is in his third NBA season after being selected fifth overall by the Kings in the 2010 draft.  In his career, Cousins has averaged 15.9 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game.  He is an effective forward, but Sacramento may not be willing to put up with the problems that seems to come along with him.

If Cousins is ultimately moved, it would likely be a quick deal, not one that has numerous rumors leading up to it.  The Kings are holding fast to not trading Cousins, but in the end he will likely be moved.


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