There have been a lot of trade rumors about Demarcus Cousins, and why shouldn’t there be? In fact, NBC Sports reported that the Sacramento Kings will “seriously look into trading Cousins” this off-season.
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Cousins is statistically and literally coming off of his best season on the court. After taking his first three years to adjust to the NBA while averaging a decent 16 points per game, he has taken his potential to another level the last couple of seasons, asserting himself as arguably the best center in the NBA. Cousins is not a player that just stays in the paint and puts up boards and rebounds, but literally a Center that can play point guard. His agility and ability to move around quickly is something the league hasn’t seen in a long time from a big man.
In 2015, the 6’11 beast is averaging 27.1 PPG, 11.6 rebounds, and even 3.3 assists per game.
Trading the franchise player who has the potential to be one of the most dominant big men to ever play the game is not the correct solution for the Kings who have missed the Playoffs season after season.
What Demarcus Cousins needs is a coach that can help him develop mentally and guide him through the years. Trading him away would just be running away from a problem that can be fixed.
It will come to no surprise to fans if George Karl is fired this season. Karl, although he had a lot of success in the past, does not fit with the Kings and only ends up in an argument and fight with players. Cousins and the Kings need a coach that does not only know the game well, but someone that can build good relationships and earn trust from them.