Sacramento Kings maybe the laughing stock of the NBA, They traded away their franchise player DeMarcus Cousins for practically nothing states Kings fans. Fans speak out after a Disney On Ice show at the Golden1 Arena. Kurt Notyfuss-“The Kings gotta be the dumbest team in America, they just gave the New Orleans Pelicans the championship in 2019. Calvin Johnson- “Are you serious!!!! why, why! are you serious, Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield are you serious! this must be a joke”. Tara Bell, “We released Isiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette,now DeMarcus Cousins, wow! This can’t be real, I just talk to my mom and dad, they are considering getting their second half as a season ticket holder for 15 yrs back. Kevin Strutt-” How can we let two foreigners make these decisions, one piggybacked off of NBA greats and the other is a geek from Silicon Valley that know’s business but nothing about basketball, Just call us the Sacramento Trumps”.
SACRAMNETO KINGS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS ARE FURIOUS…
ESPN’s Marc Stein also reported the terms of the agreement.
The stunning move evidently came after the Kings grew wary of Cousins’ ability to be a future franchise centerpiece.
Specifically, Wojnarowski reported Cousins’ “uneven behavior” had “softened Ranadive’s resolve” to keep the center. Citing sources, Wojnarowski added “Ranadive has started to adopt management’s concerns about Cousins’ temperament to become a franchise pillar.
Incidentally, Cousins was dealt just hours after his agent said the Kings remained steadfast in their commitment to the big man.
“We met with Vlade [Divac] and ownership, and they assured us and DeMarcus that he’s not being traded,” agent Jarinn Akana told Wojnarowski. “As far as we’re concerned, nothing has changed.”
Akana had previously told Stein that if Cousins were to be traded, he would be “unlikely” to sign an extension this summer with his new team.
While Cousins’ name had been prominent in various trade rumors over the past year, he maintained that he preferred to stay in Sacramento long-term.
Speaking to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne during a Friday edition of SportsCenter, Cousins said he wants his “legacy to end in Sacramento” and his “jersey to be in the rafters in Sacramento.”
However, it should be noted that Cousins was effusive in his praise of the Big Easy when he met with reporters after Sunday’s All-Star Game.
“I love it here in New Orleans,” he said, according to Sports Illustrated‘s Ben Golliver. “I’ve been here a lot when I was a kid. I’m familiar to the city. I had fun here.”
A top-10 NBA talent who’s one of two players averaging at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists this season, Cousins remains among the most electric and versatile the league has to offer.
And now that a player of his caliber with such a polished arsenal of skills has been paired with Anthony Davis, the Pelicans figure to rank among the NBA’s most compelling teams as the postseason approaches.