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GrandDaddyPurp
01-01-2013, 04:37 PM
While there has been a lot of buzz about it, don’t expect to see a DeMarcus Cousins trade anytime soon.

Why not? There are a few reasons.

Kings GM Geoff Petrie says the key one is Cousins is not on the trade block. He was very direct about it when speaking to David Aldridge writing for NBA.com.

“You can put that one to rest,” Petrie said. “He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.”

That’s what you expect him to say, because if he says Cousins is on the market he loses some leverage.

But there are reasons to believe Cousins may not be moved, at least any time soon. That starts with owners Joe and Gavin Maloof — they have been Cousins biggest backers in the organization, it was they that reinstated Cousins after Petrie suspended him for a profanity-laced argument with coach Keith Smart.

The owners love the guy as a franchise centerpiece, you think they are just going to sign off on a trade for him?

About the only way that happens is if a deal is too good to refuse. Something echoed by a note from another GM, via Sam Amico at Fox Sports Ohio.

The Kings have denied they’re trying to trade center DeMarcus Cousins, a true talent as both a player and a trouble spot. But multiple sources who claim to have taken their calls said that’s not true, that Cousins is actually on the market. The asking price, however, “is way too high right now,” said one opposing GM.

The calls going around (and the leaks) are no doubt being fueled in part by Cousins’ new agent Dan Fegan, a guy known for getting his players out of situations they don’t want to be in. (Remember Fegan admitted it was his side that did a lot of leaking in the Dwight Howard situation.)

While the Kings front office and some players may be frustrated with Cousins, that is very different than trading a top-flight young player for pennies on the dollar. They are not dumping him, any offer to seriously grab their attention will have to be huge and include the kind of key young pieces and picks that can help a team rebuild.

And even then it may not happen.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/01/kings-gm-says-demarcus-cousins-not-on-trade-block/

Sportfan
01-01-2013, 04:54 PM
He's bullshitting. Kings lose all leverage if they say he's on the block

RipCity32
01-01-2013, 04:54 PM
:horse:

rocket
01-01-2013, 05:08 PM
Over/Under 5 games Cousins gets suspended and back on trading block

black1605
01-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Over/Under 5 games Cousins gets suspended and back on trading block

He is on the trading block, he's just not on the trading block.

BigEric
01-01-2013, 05:15 PM
I guess the cool thing to do is **** on Cousins anytime he's brought up in a thread? Go with the flow and media right? Kings won't win any trade by trading Cousins.. problem is the owners and poor coaching. Id be upset if I were Cousins, too.

KniCks4LiFe
01-01-2013, 05:15 PM
b.s. meter is flying on this one. Cousins is going to choke someone watch.

JNA17
01-01-2013, 05:19 PM
I guess the cool thing to do is **** on Cousins anytime he's brought up in a thread? Go with the flow and media right? Kings won't win any trade by trading Cousins.. problem is the owners and poor coaching. Id be upset if I were Cousins, too.

It's not really media when Cousins has been like this since freaking Kentucky. Are the coaches for Kentucky to blame for Cousin's attitude too?

He's an *******, plain and simple. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets traded by the trade deadline.

rocket
01-01-2013, 06:05 PM
I guess the cool thing to do is **** on Cousins anytime he's brought up in a thread? Go with the flow and media right? Kings won't win any trade by trading Cousins.. problem is the owners and poor coaching. Id be upset if I were Cousins, too.

:laugh:

69centers
01-01-2013, 06:09 PM
Right, and we believe him because since most trades won't happen until at least January 15th, a GM is just always going to publicly say that someone on the team is going to be traded. 2 weeks early. So that player can be even more disgruntled and not give it their all. Yup, this happens all the time. :no:

tredigs
01-01-2013, 07:04 PM
If there's anything in this world you can truly trust, it's an NBA GM's public comments entering a trade deadline.

JasonJohnHorn
01-01-2013, 08:33 PM
He should have said: He's not on the block.. because the Maloofs won't let me trade him.

lol

Everybody is on the block for the right deal. We all know that.

I heard that the front office made the choice to suspend DMC and that the Maloofs, despite protests from the front office, ended the suspension, and after the suspension was over, Smart still left DMC on the bench for an entire game before putting him back in the line up. I can't imagine that Smart will be coaching there much longer, even if DMC gets traded.

Serioiusly though, this guy is on the block just like everybody else in the league. Nobody in this league is untradable (accept the guys with no-trade clauses). I mean, even the Heat would give up LBJ if they were getting the right pieces back in the deal.


Does anybody know what DMC said to Smart to cause the suspension?

kobe4thewinbang
01-02-2013, 12:18 AM
I agree! He's not going anywhere with Sacramento. :-P

KniCks4LiFe
01-02-2013, 12:26 AM
I agree! He's not going anywhere with Sacramento. :-P

Arkum?

Vee-Rex
01-02-2013, 12:50 AM
If there's anything in this world you can truly trust, it's an NBA GM's public comments entering a trade deadline.

:laugh2:

GunFactor187
01-02-2013, 01:24 AM
Definitely a business tactic to lure in the best possible deal they can get for DMC. I think he could be moved by the deadline.

king4day
01-02-2013, 10:28 AM
I could still see him getting traded. They probably want him to have a good span of a few weeks that can show he's staying sane. This way they can get a better package for him.

kduce
01-02-2013, 11:36 AM
I could still see him getting traded. They probably want him to have a good span of a few weeks that can show he's staying sane. This way they can get a better package for him.

You hit the nail right on the head. Wherever he goes I hope he gets it together, he has a lot of talent. It would be cool to see him go to OKC or Boston... just somewhere to help a team have a chance at beating out the Heat lol