Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins was previously been in numerous NBA trade rumors the past few months but then it just fades away. And now, Cousins is hitting again the trade buzz and looks like he is heading his way to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Cousins is averaging 25.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 block per game after eight games this season. Despite putting up big numbers, Cousins and the Kings could only collect three wins with five losses (3-5) placing them at the 11th spot in the Western Conference. The poor record could lead to Cousins disappointment again and might precede his plan to leave the team.
According to YIBADA English, the Portland Trail Blazers are trying to reach out to the Sacramento Kings for a possible deal that involves DeMarcus Cousins. Like the other teams, the Blazers are also looking to have an upgrade on their roster in able to have a decent showing and acquiring Cousins might help them go a long way this season.
In addition to that, it is not clear whom the Blazers will trade in return but the Kings can select from the Blazers tradeable assets such as Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe, Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard whom they felt is a match for Cousins' value. Adding Cousins will make a big impact on the Blazers run to the playoffs and a tandem with Damian Lillard is much anticipated.
As noted by Sportsrageous, NBA trade rumors are suggesting that the Blazers could also send guard C.J. McCollum to the Kings in exchange for Cousins. Though the Kings might reject the trade proposal as McCollum will not be enough for a caliber player like Cousins, the Blazers are preparing to add a future first-round draft pick to sweeten up the pot for the Kings.
But the Cousins-McCollum trade might not likely to happen in the upcoming days as McCollum just recently signed a contract extension with the Blazers, but then again the deal is something to ponder upon in the future. The possibility of Cousins leaving the Kings is most likely if the team's situation continues to worsen and if there's no improvement to the team's roster.
Will the Sacramento Kings release DeMarcus Cousins to the Portland Trail Blazers? Stay tuned for the latest NBA trade rumors.