Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins Demands Trade


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.

Per Yahoo:

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

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  • KingsSLev

    A lot of people defending Cousins. I understand it and I definitely want him to be a part of this team, but does he not need to grow up? We don’t have all the facts but from what Westphal is saying, this is a continual problem and obviously, it must be pretty bad for them to suspend him and make it public. I have no reason to not trust Westphal and all the reasons to believe Cousins is acting inappropriately, because he has a history. I don’t know, man. I hope it gets sorted out. I know they won’t trade him (yet) and I don’t want them to, but he needs to become a man.

  • KingsSLev

    A lot of people defending Cousins. I understand it and I definitely want him to be a part of this team, but does he not need to grow up? We don’t have all the facts but from what Westphal is saying, this is a continual problem and obviously, it must be pretty bad for them to suspend him and make it public. I have no reason to not trust Westphal and all the reasons to believe Cousins is acting inappropriately, because he has a history. I don’t know, man. I hope it gets sorted out. I know they won’t trade him (yet) and I don’t want them to, but he needs to become a man.