Mavericks Reportedly Interested in DeMarcus Cousins

Posted by Kirk Henderson on May 29, 2013 under Rumors | Read the First Comment

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ESPN’s Chad Ford reports that the Mavericks are interested in the mercurial Kings big man.

Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats and Dallas Mavericks also will have interest in Cousins if Sacramento’s new management decides to cut ties with Cousins.

How interested is the main question, because Cousins is an adept bridge-burner. However, Dallas owner Mark Cuban and head coach Rick Carlisle have full confidence in the culture they’ve created along with roster with a solid, respected veteran presence. Cousins has arguably been the most talented player on a Kings roster filled with youth and as a result he’s been catered too more often than not. It’s not unheard of for a team to give up on a developing player, but with that said, I think Ball Don’t Lie’s Kelly Dwyer nails it.

It’s safe to assume that Cousins is a firm third option, distantly behind the Dallas pursuit of Dwight Howard or Chris Paul. For now, it’s safe to tuck this piece of information away until the draft and/or free agency.

  • Jason

    I think Dallas has very little shot at getting a player like Cousins. Only way we get him is if teams like Charlotte and Cleveland flat out don’t want the headache. I don’t so much see him staying in Sacramento, but Dallas has little to offer in a trade. As unlikely as CP3 or Dwight would be, I think Cousins is an even smaller chance.