ESPN’s Chad Ford reports that the Mavericks are interested in the mercurial Kings big man.
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.
Headcase or not, I can’t believe the Sacramento Kings would trade DeMarcus Cousins. You just don’t trade players on rookie contracts. Wait.
— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) May 29, 2013
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.