This just leaked so little information is available, but according to Paul Westphal – DeMarcus Cousins has demanded a trade from the Sacramento Kings. Cousins, who let his frustrations with Westphal’s, uh, “system” last night be known was informed he would not be playing tonight and the trade request was then made public.
More info to come as it rolls in.
Westphal statement:”Cousins has demanded to be traded.””He has been directed by me, with the support of mgmt, to stay home from (NO game)”
Update: Demarcus Cousins’ agent is saying no trade request was made, per Sam Amick:
John Greig, tells SI.com: “DeMarcus never demanded a trade. I’m surprised the Kings, if they believe the player wanted…”
Greig: “…a trade, wouldn’t have made a phone call to his representative. Maybe Westphal is just feeling the heat early this season.”
Update (10:15 PM) from DeMarcus, himself:
Dnt listen to everything u hear …smh glad to knw who the real fans are tho …thanks