Divac: Kings Won’t Trade DeMarcus Cousins

The Kings deny that any members of front office are advocates of dealing away DeMarcus Cousins and GM Vlade Divac told Marc Stein of ESPN.com that a trade is simply not going to happen.

“We’re not trading DeMarcus,” Divac said. “We hope he’s here for a long time.”

The team recently met face-to-face with Cousins and his representatives to make it clear that the big man would not be dealt and Divac encouraged them to ignore any media speculation leading up to the deadline, Stein adds.

It was previously reported that Sacramento is planning to make Cousins a maximum Designated Player extension offer this offseason once the new CBA becomes effective. Divac confirmed the report, telling Stein that the team is “going in that direction” in regards to offering Cousins the new contract. The extension is estimated to be worth roughly $209MM over five seasons, depending on where the salary cap is set for 2017/18.

Cousins has expressed his desire to stay in Sacramento long-term. The Kings haven’t made the playoffs in the six seasons since they drafted the Kentucky product with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2010 draft. Sacramento owns a record of 20-31 this year and it sits 2.5 games behind the Nuggets for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

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13 thoughts on “Divac: Kings Won’t Trade DeMarcus Cousins

  1. KCelts

    Vlade’s stubbornness is killing that organization.

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  2. another player who carers more about money then winning he’ll never win with them, been in the lottery the last 10 years only drafted one good player

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    • ericl97

      or maybe he’s just loyal to his team and wants to win a championship with the team he grew playing for?

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      • Jason

        Yeah because it sure looks like They’re contenders! The Excrement-o Kings

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    • Formerlyz

      Is currently signed to a team friendly deal, despite all that’s happened in his tenure with the organization, but he is chasing money….

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      • Z-A

        He signed a Max Contract extension at the time for 0-6 years experience. It’s only “team friendly” now b/c of the increase in the max contact value now and b/c you’re comparing it to guys with 7+ years experience.

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    • DarkGhost

      So he’s suppose to take less than his market value then? He is a top ten player in the league but because his team is bad he is selfish for taking the money the market says he is worth. So by that measure when Kevin Durant and Steph Curry sign maxed out contract extensions they aren’t being selfish by taking away the ability to have a good bench and sign other players because there team is already good.

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    • orioles101_milller

      44 mill a year!? Can you really blame him?

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  3. Ridiculous
    The Kings are such a bad franchise right now
    Move cousins asap while he has immense value and start this thing over and get someone who will build it the right way——>Sam Hinkie

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  4. Phoenix is interested
    Booker and their 1st rounder this year with maybe TJ Warren
    If they won’t move Booker then still consider Warren Len or Knight and 2-3 1st rounders

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    • DarkGhost

      There is a zero percent chance Booker is going to be in deal between the suns and kings.

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  5. bowserhound

    Oh Vlade…You as a GM is just like Trump as president. No experience. Sad.

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  6. Num1PatsFan4Lyfe

    Kings are the Browns of the NBA

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