Yesterday, USA Today reported that Sacramento is attempting to deal Demarcus Cousins, but there is a split between management and ownership on the deal. The management of Sacramento believes a trade would be best for both parties, while ownership is hoping to get more for their most prized asset. Today KSR has spoken with a source close to Demarcus Cousins both that confirms trade talks are ongoing and Cousins is hoping a deal will be worked out soon. According to the source, the four teams that are most likely to end up making such a deal for cousins are Boston, Dallas, Orlando and Charlotte. The USA Today story reported that Detroit, Houston and Washington are also potential destinations, but the source tells KSR that Cousins has been told those are all unlikely for a variety of reasons.
The two favorites for Cousins services are most likely Boston, which has a number of assets it can deal including Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley and Fab Melo, and Dallas, where Cousins’ new agent Dan Fegan is great friends with owner Mark Cuban. The source tells KSR that Cousins would like to play in either place if such a deal ends up being worked out.