NBA trade rumors suggest DeMarcus Cousins ought to make a move from Sacramento Kings to Cleveland Cavaliers.
First, let’s examine DeMarcus Cousins stay with Sacramento Kings. He has been with the Kings for 6 consecutive seasons. During his stay, the Sacramento Kings has also fired 5 coaches since Cousins came to their home court. Any correlation lurking there?
Cousins continue to perform ending up at the top 5 of the offensive and defensive leaders board, ESPN Stats show. While DeMarcus Cousins proves to be effective on court, his behavior spells a different story. He amassed a significant number of game and disciplinary suspensions on top of flagrant fouls in the league. Despite this, Sacramento Kings has yet to find themselves at any finals spot, let alone at the championship level.
NBA trade rumors sparked when the Sacramento Kings prioritized drafting two center players instead of grabbing a point guard which they also desperately need. Sacramento Kings already have 3 centers in the team in the persons of Kosta Koufos, Willie-Cauley Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.
After the draft, Cousins picked it up and posted a cryptic tweet.
Lord give me the strength 🙏🏿
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Sacramento Kings former head coach George Karl was keen to trade Cousins since last year before he was finally fired by the franchise this year.
On the other side of the possible trade, Cleveland Cavaliers has Kevin Love. While Love fetches a whooping $ 113 million paycheck, his plays average a disappointing low of 8.5 points. As he goes down the shooting queue options, Cavaliers may have to start thinking whether their pay for Love is equal to the kind of game he brings to the team.
DeMarcus Cousins’ move to the Cleveland Cavaliers would be opportune. He should take advantage of Cavs’ center Timofey Mozgov just departure for the Los Angeles Lakers. Though the move will see Cousins take a lower rung in the Cavaliers’ team, it might help him smooth out the edges of his brash personality.
As it stands, Sacramento Kings need a team that can meld with their new head coach while Cleveland Cavaliers needs a center that can live up to their championship level. As per NBA trade rumors go, DeMarcus Cousins is the man they should be signing.