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Report: DeMarcus Cousins not on trade block. At all.

Jan 7, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

Ed Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry AP

Oh, how I would like to think this would put an end to the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors. Particularly the ones out of Boston, where they seem most rampant. But alas, this has about as much chance of working out well as an Oasis reunion tour.

Sam Amick of the USA Today — a guy who lives in Sacramento and is a former Sacramento Bee Kings beat writer, so he is well connected there — tweeted this on Sunday night.


This echoes what we have reported before — when Cousins was suspended by the team for a fight with coach Keith Smart a lot of other teams called up and asked the Kings abut a deal. Teams were and are sniffing around hoping to steal a player of immense talent, albeit an immature personality.

There was no interest from the Kings. Not then, not now.

Cousins was personally reinstated from his suspension by owners Joe and Gavin Maloof over the heads of Smart and GM Geoff Petrie (the latter two wanted Cousins to sit longer and apologize). The owners believe that in a league where talent wins Cousins is a guy they can build around.

Now you think those same owners are going to okay a trade?

The Kings organization is a mess so I rule out nothing, and reportedly Petrie would like to listen to offers, but if ownership is making the call this is a dead deal, not happening. And that appears to be the case.

  1. Tim_Gilmour - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Oasis broke up?!

    • blueintown - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Bloody rubbish. Live forever.

  2. pacific123ocean - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Cousins already got Paul Westphal fired…it looks like Keith Smart will be next very soon.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      PW should have been fired, Keith Smart will be fired because he lost control of a bad team

  3. tigershark49 - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    I hope things work out for Cousins. Fun player to watch.

  4. eventhorizon04 - Jan 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Yup. I’ve tried saying this – the Sacramento Kings ownership has demonstrated that they understand that a very talented and young center in a league that lacks quality big-men is an incredibly valuable asset.

    Still, I expect fans of other teams to propose their usual, “3 bench scrubs + a second round pick” potential trades for Demarcus Cousins in the comments. *rolls eyes*

  5. kvvvv2391 - Jan 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Trade: Cousins for Royce White… Becuz F-Them both…

  6. thekingdave - Jan 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Thank God. The idea that the Kings desired a non asset in Jason Terry, Jeff Green’s terrible contract, and Courtney Lee who could have been had for nothing in October was downright laughable. Especially without having to give up Avery Bradley.

  7. toddm1016 - Jan 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    The only reason Boston is at the top of the rumor mill for Cousins is because Bill Simmons is pushing for his favorite team to deal for him.

  8. mazblast - Jan 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Petrie may as well listen of offers for Cousins, because he has no authority to trade him or to do anything else.

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