Pistons, Celtics Interested In DeMarcus Cousins

December 29 2012 at 12:15pm CDT By Zach Links

The Celtics and Pistons have both made it known that they are highly interested in Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins if he becomes available, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN.com.  Stein expects to see many more to inquire between now and the February trade deadline.

Cousins has had a tumultuous year in Sacramento to say the least.  The center was suspended from the team after a run-in with head coach Keith Smart but was quickly reinstated.  Cousins also dropped agent John Greig in favor of Dan Fegan.  Fegan doesn't have the greatest history with the Kings' front office, leading some to speculate that the move is a precursor to a trade request.

This isn't the first time we've heard that Boston and Detroit are possible fits for Cousins, but it is the first word of them directly expressing interest.  For their part, the Kings say they're not pushing Cousins out of the door, but they are reportedly listening to offers.

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