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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:17 PM

DeMarcus Cousins Demands Trade From Kings

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DeMarcus Cousins has formally requested a trade and has been directed not to attend tonight’s game against the Hornets.

Kings coach Paul Westphal released the following statement:

“Whenever a new season begins, in any sport, there is great hope that everything will progress in only a steady, upward direction. As we all know, it seldom happens like that in this life!

“As coaches, we can only ask that our players do everything they can to improve themselves as individuals and teammates. If they do this with all their hearts, we live with the results.

“Everything that happens on a team does not become known to the public. This is how it should be. However, when a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely.

“DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded. In the best interest of our team as we go forward, he has been directed by me, with the support of management, to stay home from the New Orleans game tonight.”



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:18 PM

trade him to the c's.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:20 PM

I have no idea why any team would want that punk.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Kings Not Expected To Trade DeMarcus Cousins

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By Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hours before Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal ordered DeMarcus Cousins to stay away from Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Hornets, the temperamental center had yet another shouting match with Westphal in the coach’s office, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Westphal and Cousins’ agent John Grieg are at odds over whether Cousins issued a actual trade demand – the coach said yes, the agent no – but a Kings player said he heard the center yelling at Westphal that he wanted out of Sacramento, sources said.

“Trade me now,” Cousins was heard to yell from the coach’s office after Saturday’s loss to the New York Knicks, a source told Y! Sports.

Before the Kings’ 96-80 victory over the Hornets Sunday, Westphal told reporters that Cousins requested trades on Dec. 24 and again after Saturday night’s loss to the Knicks. In a statement released by the Kings earlier Sunday, Westphal said he ordered Cousins to stay away from that evening’s game because Cousins “continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team.”

Kings co-owner Joe Maloof and general manager Geoff Petrie said they will not trade Cousins, regardless of his wishes. Cousins, 21, is in the second year of a rookie contract paying him $3.6 million this season, and it would be tough for the Kings to get equal value for a talented player who already has a long history of throwing temper tantrums.

“We’re happy that he’s a King,” Maloof told Y! Sports. “But when a coach asks you to do something, you got to do it. We’re not trading him. …We have great expectations for him. It’s just one of those things that happens.

“Sooner or later he’ll understand what the NBA is about. Just get along with people. That’s all.”

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Teams interested in Cousins have called the Kings, but none believes the team will seriously consider trading him so early in his career. Several rival executives expect the Kings will eventually make a coaching change and try a tougher style with Cousins.

“Once you saw that release only came from Westphal, that was a telltale sign that this was a coach venting and not a call to the league by management and ownership that they were trading Cousins,” one Eastern Conference executive told Y! Sports.

Cousins had nine points and 11 rebounds against the Knicks and asked Westphal afterward if he could meet with him. The two met in the coach’s office, a source said. Cousins had told reporters he wasn’t happy with the team’s offense. Westphal told Cousins in a private meeting Sunday morning that he wouldn’t be playing in the Hornets game, a source said.

Just last week, Cousins had another verbal altercation with Westphal after Westphal called him for a technical in practice, several sources said.

Cousins is an immensely talented young player, which is why the University of Kentucky and the Kings have tolerated his behavior over the past two seasons. The fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft pushed through a rookie season full of spectacular promise on the floor tempered with volatile, immature behavior on and off the court. The Kings disciplined Cousins several times for behavioral issues, and Cousins had run-ins with Sacramento coaches, including Westphal, former assistants Truck Robinson and Mario Elie, and strength-and-conditioning coach Daniel Shapiro. Cousins was also was suspended after a locker-room altercation with teammate Donte Greene last season after Greene didn’t pass him the ball for a potential game-winning shot in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the time, Greene called Cousins “spoiled,” one source said, a reference to the franchise’s coddling of its young center.

“He’s selfish,” one source close to the team said of Cousins. “He’s always angry or clowning. He needs to change. The Kings have been great about covering things up for him, and his agent has been protecting him.

“He’s always miserable. He acts like he’s entitled.”

Some players are disillusioned with the constant drain of Cousins’ tantrums, sulking and absence of professionalism. “He’s a bully, and they let him get away with it,” one source said. “No one wants to deal with the guy.”

Cousins is averaging 13 points and 11.2 rebounds in four games. The Kings don’t doubt Cousins’ talent, but they want to see him become more professional.

“He’s passionate and he wants to win, but he just needs to learn how to control his actions,” Kings center Chuck Hayes said. “Some things are better left unsaid. And if you’re not feeling the system, the team, the players, don’t let your body language say it.”

Said Kings guard Tyreke Evans: “I’ve known DeMarcus for a long time and I want nothing but the best for him, but hopefully he can keep his head on straight and be a part of this team because we need him.”

Cousins accompanied the Kings on their flight to Memphis Monday, but team officials had yet to say whether he will play on Tuesday.

“He just has to put away the childish things and start to grow up,” Petrie said. “Learn to be more professional. Learn to put in effort and time and grow as a player. We want to help him help himself and the team.”

The Kings are 2-3 this season. Prior to Sunday’s victory, Petrie was asked about Westphal’s performance as coach.

“I don’t think anyone is happy with the way we are playing,” Petrie said. “We have to play better. That’s what we are all working on.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AnrGU5W43.NqQY_E4srO5wu8vLYF?slug=ys-demarcus_cousins_kings_010112

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Nets Interested In Trading For DeMarcus Cousins

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By Stefan Bondy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The Nets are getting Kris Humphries back sooner than expected, but that’s not stopping them from pursuing a risky personality for a frontcourt upgrade.

According to a league source, the Nets are looking to trade for Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who earlier this week had a falling-out with Sacramento coach Paul Westphal.

It’s unclear if the Kings are ready to deal Cousins — the No. 4 pick in 2010 out of Kentucky — but the team released a statement Sunday condemning the 21-year-old for his lack of commitment to the club while stating he demanded a trade.

Cousins, who was excused from Sunday’s game in New Orleans and dressed Tuesday night against the Grizzlies, denied that he demanded a trade, and the Kings said they won’t deal him. Still, the animosity between the struggling team and its top big man — which dates back to last season when Cousins was kicked out of practice — leaves the impression that a separation is inevitable. Cousins was averaging 13 points and 11.3 rebounds in four games entering Tuesday night.

The Nets (1-5), who will be without starting center Brook Lopez for at least another month, and could flip any trade acquisition for Dwight Howard, want to pick up the pieces. They passed on drafting Cousins after working him out, taking Derrick Favors instead at No. 3.

Humphries, meanwhile, only has a sprained shoulder and is listed as day-to-day, an MRI revealed Tuesday, a day after Avery Johnson was concerned that his leading rebounder “could barely move his shoulder.”

Humphries, who is averaging 12.4 points and 10 rebounds, will travel with the Nets for Wednesday’s game in Boston, but it’s unclear if he’ll be available. Before Monday’s loss to the Pacers, which Humphries missed, Johnson said he didn't anticipate the 26-year-old would make the Boston trip.


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/nj-nets-interest-trading-disgruntled-kings-center-demarcus-cousins-brook-lopez-injured-article-1.1000593?localLinksEnabled=false

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:26 PM

Celtics Call Kings On DeMarcus Cousins

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Like many other teams around the NBA, the Celtics have called the Kings about DeMarcus Cousins.

“It’s highly unlikely,” a league source said of the Celtics’ chances of landing Cousins. “I’m not sure that any team is going to get him. The thing is that everyone knows he’s a wreck. They’re not going to get what he’s worth.”


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/218047/Celtics_Call_Kings_On_Cousins

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:28 PM

i hope the c's get cousins. or else the heat will beat em in the playoffs

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Sources: Celtics, Pistons Extremely Interested In DeMarcus Cousins

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The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons are two teams that have made it clear they are highly interested in DeMarcus Cousins if and when he becomes available, according to front office sources.

Still, Cousins assuredly has plenty more teams interested in acquiring him from the Sacramento Kings.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:31 PM

i see a deal going down today

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:31 PM

The Celtics are truly desperate for any size in the middle right now.

This kid Cousins has bad news plastered all over him. Him and KG would get into constant fights.

Enjoy Boston.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:34 PM

The Celtics are truly desperate for any size in the middle right now.

This kid Cousins has bad news plastered all over him. Him and KG would get into constant fights.

Enjoy Boston.


Celtics fans say Garnett and Doc would discipline him.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:35 PM

The Celtics are truly desperate for any size in the middle right now.

This kid Cousins has bad news plastered all over him. Him and KG would get into constant fights.

Enjoy Boston.

nope. if anything the c's get a true center.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:37 PM

Uh-huh sure.

That discipline of Rondo sure did pay off too. Chased Allen right out of town and to their chief rival. You guys have to lok beyond highlight reels with this kid.

He is a problem, a big problem, waiting to happen - and happen frequently.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:51 PM

nope. if anything the c's get a true center.

He may be a good player but he makes teams [expletive] with his attitude. Kings should be much better than they are and a big reason is his [expletive]ty attitude.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 01:53 PM

Sources: The Maloofs Reluctant To Deal DeMarcus Cousins

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Despite DeMarcus Cousins' recent suspension handed out by the Sacramento Kings, co-owners Gavin and Joe Maloof are still reluctant to trade the young big man, according to sources.

Among potential suitors, there is a growing belief that GM Geoff Petrie would be willing to part ways with Cousins in exchange for a quality veteran player or two who could bring instant improvement.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:07 PM

i hate cousins, dude is a punk. He is good if he has his head on straight. let him go to Boston and destroy that team. a player like him would have a hard time getting along with the vets.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:17 PM

The Celtics are truly desperate for any size in the middle right now.

This kid Cousins has bad news plastered all over him. Him and KG would get into constant fights.

Enjoy Boston.


i want to see Garnett make him cry!!!! Does that make me a bad person? :laughing:

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:19 PM

i want to see Garnett make him cry!!!! Does that make me a bad person? :laughing:

dont think so, it would be funny as hell though.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:27 PM

dont think so, it would be funny as hell though.


He wouldn't be the big man on campus on a team with veterans like Garnett and Pierce or a coach like Doc rivers. he'd be humbled VERY quickly and Garnett would be on him like a cheap suit.

I'd love to see that =p

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:24 PM

cousins is super talented.

he will make an all star team in his career.




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