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King’s GM: Cousins “not going anywhere”

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) January 1, 2013 Celtics News, Rumors 7 Comments

Did I not sufficiently put to rest any thoughts of DeMarcus Cousins in green yesterday?  Maybe Sacramento Kings GM Geoff Petrie will today (via PBT)

Reached Monday morning, Petrie said Cousins is not on the block.

“You can put that one to rest,” Petrie said. “He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.”

Petrie said the return of Cousins to the team provided “resolution” to the shouting match with Smart.

“Everybody’s moving forward,” Petrie said. “He’s still a young, developing player that’s yet to reach his potential and is still a major piece of the future planning here. Everyone’s committed to working with his development as a player and his overall growth…he’s still an important part of the future. He’s like a lot of people. Some have good days, and some days are better than others. We’re going to continue to work with him to help him reach his potential, which is still very high.”.

Of course, I’m sure he could just be spreading some bullshit around to get low-balling teams to up their offers.  OR… he could be telling the truth about keeping a 22 year-old big man who’s still on his rookie deal, thus preventing most teams from giving him acceptable value in return without expanding the deal into a blockbuster.

I know, Celtics fans… we need a big guy.  I’m with you on that.  But Cousins really is just 22 years-old.  And he really is just under 7 feet tall.  And in this league, you can do just about anything short of pulling a gun on your coach and still be worth a LOT.  If Roy Hibbert is a max guy… then what’s Cousins going to be when he’s due in a few years?  Do you really think the C’s have the pieces to pry a max worthy young center from the Kings?

There’s no pressure on the Kings to get rid of this guy for pennies on the dollar.  They’re in no hurry.  They can take the “he’s going nowhere” stance to drive the price way up.  By the time they get to a reasonable trading value, the Celtics will need to blow up the team to get him.  And I don’t think he’s the guy you blow your team up for.   I think it’s time to move on from the Cousins fantasy and plug someone else’s name in your trade machine dalliances.

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  • Nate

    Dont GMs say this all the time but still end up moving players? I’m not insinuating that the Cs will get Cousins, but this doesn’t mean he won’t be traded. Not even close. Way too much time before the deadline

    • LAF

      Yes they do. DMC just fired his old agent and replaced him with an agent known for getting his clients out of their teams. DMC’s days in Sactown are numbered. You can take that to the bank.

  • http://mrcuret.wordpress.com mrcuret

    The Kings have denied they’re trying to trade center DeMarcus Cousins, a true talent as both a player and a trouble spot. But multiple sources who claim to have taken their calls said that’s not true, that Cousins is actually on the market. The asking price, however, “is way too high right now,” said one opposing GM.

  • Sam

    Every player in the league is “not going anywhere” until the GM decides to trade them, usually right before the trade deadline.

    This doesn’t mean much, though I do agree that somebody is going to have to blow away the Kings with an offer they really can’t refuse in order to get them to trade

  • KGino

    Let’s set our sights on a big man who can rebound and defend the paint and has good character for the locker room, one that we don’t need to give up our left nut for. He doesn’t need to be a superstar, only solid.

  • RedsLoveChild

    Whatever team winds up with Cousins….will deeply regret it!

  • john serway

    “not going anywhere” also sums up the kings, if the gm actually has a brain, he should think of moving cousins cuz nothing aint happening for them.