Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/2/13
DETROIT -- DeMarcus Cousins is a very talented NBA player. That doesn't mean the Pistons should try to get him. Cousins was chosen by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, two slots ahead of Greg Monroe. Because the two play the same position and the Pistons were interested in Cousins back then, people often link the two players. With Cousins collecting three suspensions since the Pistons and Kings last played in Sacramento in early November, there has been some talk that Cousins might be available in a trade. Cousins, 22, had 21 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Tuesday's game, a 103-97 Pistons victory. Cousins is averaging 16.5 points and 9.7 rebounds, so you can certainly understand why any team would be interested in the 6-foot-11, 270-pound behemoth. At one point in the game, Cousins had three Pistons standing between him and the basket, yet he was able to muscle his way in for a dunk. But Monroe isn't exactly a slouch...
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