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DeMarcus Cousins | Center/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: Kentucky
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DeMarcus Cousins posted a picture on Instagram with George Karl and Vlade Divac with the caption, "Give them something to talk about."
After a summer of turmoil in Sacramento, Kings fans can feel good about this picture. There has been a lot of tension between Cousins and Karl, but the media also escalated the tension between the two sides. The trade rumors surrounding Cousins have quieted for now, so it will be interesting to see how things play out in Sacramento next season. Aug 4 - 5:18 PM

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DeMarcus Cousins will definitely be at Team USA's minicamp this August, while Rudy Gay will likely be there as well.

Cousins is easily one of the best big men in the NBA, and he figures to be a lock to make the final roster for the Rio Olympics in 2016. As for the upcoming NBA season, Cousins' relationship with head coach George Karl will constantly be under the spotlight, so it will be interesting to see how everything plays out in Sacramento this season.
Jul 26 - 5:26 PM

Kings coach George Karl said he's "very confident" that he and DeMarcus Cousins can repair their relationship.

"I just said hello to him [Tuesday] afternoon," Karl said. "I don't think it's something we have to rush through. You got two guys that are very frustrated with losing, two guys that are somewhat stubborn and two guys that love to compete." The Karl/Cousins dynamic feels like a powder keg with a short fuse, so we're reading Karl's soothing words with due skepticism. Time will tell.
Jul 14 - 9:12 PM

A DeMarcus Cousins trade remains on the table, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Per the Bee, Cousins' issues with Coach George Karl "have not been resolved." It would be stunning to see the Kings turn around and move Cousins after being this active on the free agent market, but nothing would surprise anyone at this point when it comes to what happens with the Kings. The Lakers remain at the forefront of the line for Cousins' services.
Jul 6 - 9:10 AM

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive gave DeMarcus Cousins' agent permission to pursue a trade to the Lakers before talks fizzled out, sources told USA Today's Sam Amick.

People are going to make a way bigger deal about this than they should, at least if they're not following the right reporters out of Sacramento. Amick has a good track record and our own Aaron Bruski is on top of it, and this piece of the story goes back to Cousins' agent telling the Kings his client wanted to be traded a while back. That goes back to Pete D'Alessandro and Chris Mullin power playing the firing of Mike Malone, and the aftermath that saw PDA scramble to put his guy George Karl into the coaching seat. Karl doesn't have fans in Cousins' camp, but in reality PDA botched the situation from the start and that's when the trade request came in. Vivek has his made his share of rookie mistakes, but some of the other coordinated hit pieces on him flying around the net are designed to pry Cousins away from Sacramento.
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 10:06 AM

The Lakers would reportedly be more than willing to include D'Angelo Russell in a deal that would net them DeMarcus Cousins.

In order for this to happen, the Kings would have to be willing to deal Cousins, and all reports from Sacramento's side are that the team has absolutely no interest in trading DeMarcus. At the moment, Cousins landing in Los Angeles seems like a very unlikely scenario.
Jun 28 - 2:25 PM

The Sacramento Kings are leaning towards not trading DeMarcus Cousins, according to a league source.

The Kings will reportedly still entertain offers for Cousins, but there is skepticism around the league that a deal will get done as the Kings are letting it known they'll instead be focusing on Thursday's NBA Draft. This could all be a smoke screen to increase the bidding on Cousins, however, so Kings fans shouldn't buy a new Boogie jersey just yet.
Jun 25 - 9:44 AM

The Lakers and Kings have exchanged framework of a trade centered around DeMarcus Cousins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Well, the NBA world gets one more juicy rumor before what is shaping up to be a wild Thursday. In this report, the Lakers would deal Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and the No. 2 pick in the draft. The Kings are also expected to try and unload Carl Landry (wrist). In other news, Cousins said he "absolutely" wants to stay in Sacramento on Twitter Thursday night.
Jun 24 - 11:05 PM

DeMarcus Cousins "would not be unhappy if he got moved to the Lakers," according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

If a trade goes down, it might be on draft night. Considering the Cavs had to give up Andrew Wiggins to get Kevin Love, the Lakers will need more than just the No. 2 pick. Julius Randle would likely have to be included, too. This story won't go away any time soon.
Jun 24 - 4:51 PM

George Karl dismissed reports that he wants to trade DeMarcus Cousins as "crazy fibs and lies," but he also seemed to question Cousins' commitment.

When asked point-blank on Tuesday whether he wants to trade Cousins, Karl replied, "If he comes committed, I'm 120 percent into making him the best basketball player he can be." Kings owner Vivek Ranadive continued to support Cousins, saying, "I know that [GM Vlade Divac] has said time and time again that we love Cousins and we're not going to trade him." The Lakers and Celtics have both reportedly been pursuing Cousins, who at the very least can't be happy with the unnecessary speculation swirling around his future in Sacramento.
Jun 23 - 8:33 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge is expected to "continue to push" for a DeMarcus Cousins trade, according to CSNNE's Greg Dickerson.

The Celtics' reported offers have been met with "continuous no's" from the Kings but that isn't dissuading Ainge, which makes sense since the Kings appear to be in disarray. Cousins had an evocative tweet recently, picturing a snake between two sheaths of wheat/grass, which may have been a veiled comment on his feelings toward the Kings' front office. George Karl is reportedly pushing to trade Cousins but owner Vivek Ranadive doesn't want to part with his star center, and all bets are off as we approach Thursday's draft.
Jun 23 - 7:27 PM

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive doesn't want to trade DeMarcus Cousins, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

Kings head coach George Karl is believed to be pushing for a Cousins trade, but a source close to the situation told Broussard that Ranadive will not allow the trade to happen. The trade would involve the Lakers and potentially a third team, with Cousins and the Lakers' second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft being the central pieces involved. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN
Jun 23 - 1:21 PM

DeMarcus Cousins asked the Kings for a trade a month ago, according to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento.

This news doesn't come as a huge surprise as the Kings have reportedly been investigating trade scenarios for Cousins. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but this situation has the potential to get uglier before it is resolved.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 23 - 12:36 PM

Kings head coach George Karl is reportedly pushing for a trade of DeMarcus Cousins.

While the Kings have publicly said Cousins is unavailable, Karl is reportedly pushing the front office to trade their star big man. The Kings are pursuing trade scenarios for everyone on their roster, according to a league source, and those scenarios would presumably include Cousins and Rudy Gay. We'll keep a close eye on this one, but it sounds like we're in for some fireworks in Sacramento.
Jun 23 - 9:33 AM

The Lakers have "emerged as one of the most determined trade suitors" for DeMarcus Cousins, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Kings "continue to insist" Cousins is not available and Vlade Divac has previously said dealing away Cousins "is not happening." According to Stein, the Lakers, Kings and Magic have had exploratory dialogue in a three-team deal. For now, it would be a surprise to see Cousins end up on another team before next season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 22 - 4:55 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
4Luc Mbah a Moute
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Sim Bhullar
4Arturas Gudaitis