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Report: DeMarcus Cousins to rejoin Kings for road trip

Jan 2, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

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Like sands through the hourglass, so go the Sacramento Kings….

The soap opera that has become the Sacramento Kings will go on the road, tweets Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated.

Source says DeMarcus Cousins will be joining the Kings on their road trip to Memphis and Denver.

It means that some kind of truce has been reached — or forced upon — Cousins and coach Paul Westphal. Although we do not have word Cousins will play. However, the Kings have a back-to-back-to-back this week (at Memphis, at Denver, home to Bucks) so they could use the depth.

Westphal suspended Cousins — not officially, because that can be appealed, but in practice — after a fight between the two after a loss to the Knicks. He did it through a strange coach-released statement that raised as many questions as it answered. He said Cousins demanded a trade, Cousins denied it. Bottom line, Cousins was not part of the Kings first win Sunday night.

Still, the tensions are there. The Kings are not going to trade Cousins, and other teams around the league didn’t really think they would after reading Westphal’s venting statement. Either Cousins and Westphal will learn to coexist or changes will have to be made.

But for now they are on the road together.

  1. bparmalee - Jan 2, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Road trip to Memphis? Well played Westphal. Demarcus you better not get off the bus if it stops….. I think they are planning on leaving you there.

    • jmclarkent - Jan 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      I don’t think Westphal agreed to bring Cousin’s back – I think that he was told to.

  2. brianspider - Jan 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Helin– can you at least try to appear informed? Or are you too accustomed to piggybacking on true journalists’ work that you forget how to even comment/critique/evaluate news effectively?

    It was the Kings’ second win.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      You’re right, my bad on the second win.

  3. larrybrown43 - Jan 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Just one more reason I don’t watch the NBA anymore. Spoiled punks who give half-hearted efforts and when ask for accountability they bully their way out of it.

    • diehoopsterscum - Jan 3, 2012 at 2:17 AM

      Cousins really does not seem to be half hearted in his play (13pts, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks isn’t too bad for a second year player) and I wouldn’t say that he is bullying anyone. If anything, the coach is the bully by making what was clearly a private dispute pubic and most likely blowing it out of proportion.

    • qdog112 - Jan 3, 2012 at 6:46 AM

      The NBA misses you. Please come back. BTW, why are you posting, since you don’t watch? Oh, yeah and you described 90% of the 1 percenters, except you left out greedy and heartless.

  4. sblackmonkey - Jan 3, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    Knucklehead has a rude awakening ahead of him in life.

  5. anhdazman - Jan 3, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    Kings knew what they were getting themselves into when they drafted him. The players and coaches are already alienating themselves from this guy. It’s a matter of time before he’s moved out of there.

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