Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins will be the subject of many NBA trade talks in the coming months. While the Kings and Cousins have publicly said they do not want a trade, the amount of interest that Cousins has drawn since being suspended by the team for fighting with head coach Keith Smart will cause everyone to reconsider their stance.
One interesting landing spot for Cousins could be the Washington Wizards. Cousins and his former college teammate at Kentucky, John Wall, share the same agent — Dan Fegan. Wall, of course, plays for the Wizards and the two would like to play together again.
Sam Amick of USA Today took a look at the possible pairing and had this to write:
“While Cousins has insisted publicly that he does not want to be traded, his story has been different privately. The recent hiring of influential agent Dan Fegan has led to the widespread assumption within the organization that Cousins will eventually demand a trade. Specifically, two people close to the situation who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation said a trade to the Washington Wizards would be considered ideal for Cousins and Fegan because Cousins could rejoin former Kentucky teammate and fellow Fegan client, point guard John Wall. The Wizards, who are known to have expressed recent interest in Cousins, have been told by the Kings that they have no intention of trading him
The Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics have been among the teams that have shown interest in the past on gambling with the player who could become the most dominant big man in the game. But will Petrie still be at the helm by the time the Feb. 21 trading deadline arrives? Will he be allowed to make franchise-altering moves such as these if his time in Sacramento is nearing an end?”
It’d be fun to see Wall and Cousins together again, but could the Wizards really put together a package that would make the Kings reconsider their stance on trading Cousins?
We won’t know an answer for awhile, but the Cousins trade rumors won’t be going away any time soon.