Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been at the center of speculation and negativity for most of the first half of the season.
As we’ve chronicled, Cousins has been suspended, had altercations with refs, and game analyst. Cousins recently has been at the center of rampant and consistent trade speculation.
Kings GM Geoff Petrie felt the need to shut those rumors down recently, and according to Pro Basketball Talk, the Kings are not trying to move Cousins.
“You can put that one to rest,” Petrie said. “He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.”
“Everybody’s moving forward,” Petrie said. “He’s still a young, developing player that’s yet to reach his potential and is still a major piece of the future planning here. Everyone’s committed to working with his development as a player and his overall growth…he’s still an important part of the future. He’s like a lot of people. Some have good days, and some days are better than others. We’re going to continue to work with him to help him reach his potential, which is still very high.”
Reports are that the demands for Cousins are to high right now, and that’s where the he’s not on the trading block is coming from.