Mar 30, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after being called for a foul against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks, Cavaliers, Hornets Interested In Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins

Few players in the NBA are more intriguing than Sacramento Kings big man, DeMarcus Cousins.

Although selected fifth overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, Cousins’ talent level was worthy of a higher selection but red flags littered his draft stock, which saw him “fall” to the Kings.

It was a selection that the Maloof family, who previously owned the Kings franchise, was thrilled with. But rumored trade demands, a physical altercation with a teammate and multiple team issued suspensions have put Cousins’ future with Sacramento in question.

Now with a new ownership group at the helm, after purchasing a majority stake of the Kings franchise earlier this month, rumors are swirling that Cousins might be available – the key word being might.

ESPN’s Chad Ford suggested earlier today that the Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats Hornets among others would be interested in Cousins, if the Kings do indeed put him on the block:

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats and Dallas Mavericks are three teams that have interest in trading for DeMarcus Cousins if the new ownership of the Sacramento Kings decide to part ways with their most valued asset, according to sources.

Cousins himself last night tried to quiet the rumors, tweeting a picture of a crown and a basketball, stating his desire to remain in California’s capital city.

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