Sacramento Kings Head Coach George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins continue to work on their rocky relationship, but looks like they’re turning over a new leaf.
“We have a lot of time to get back on the same page,” Karl said. “Summer talk and summer drama, I’ve always thought, is hype and so much of it is untrue. I’m not going to get into it but Cous and I have to work together to get back to together, and we will.”
“I think all our guys are hungry for winning,” Karl said. “And Cous is our best player and most talented kid. And we need him to fill [a leadership] role. There’s a commitment from both sides.”
If Karl’s sentiments are true about winning, this declaration could possibly change the losing culture that has made them miss the NBA Playoffs for the last nine seasons .
DMC is the franchise and if Karl can get him to buy in on their relationship, the Kings could make a run to contend for one of the last playoff spots in the ever-competitive Western Conference.
The Kings core of Cousins, scoring wing Rudy Gay and newly acquired Rajon Rondo they have a ‘Big 3’ formed mixed with an infusion of youth in Ben McLemore and the 6th overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft Willie Cauley-Stein.
With training camp around the corner, will see if the Cousins-Karl saga continues to grow for the better.