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The Sacramento Kings have announced an extension to the contract of star center Demarcus Cousins. The extension is worth $62 million over the next four years. This move by the Kings is a far cry from just a few months ago when Cousins was rumored to be on the trading block. The ownership of the team was in major considerations of moving the whole franchise to Seattle, even gaining permission to use the nickname “SuperSonics”. Despite his numerous on the court issues, the Kings feel their rewards are much greater than their risks. New owner Vivek Ranadive has made Cousins a vocal point of his organizational plans since taking over the team in late May. Perhaps the appeal for Cousins to agree to stay in Sacramento had something to do with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal becoming a minority owner of the Kings. This move by O’Neal is a far cry from his remarks as a player. He was famously quoted for calling the team in Sacramento the “Queens” when facing them in the playoffs. O’Neal has expressed his interest in working with Cousins and making him the best big man in the league. With O’ Neal as his mentor, the Kings are even more confident in Cousins becoming their franchise player. Controversially, he’s already one of the best young talents in the game. His upside is undeniable, and that’s what the Kings are banking on. The former Kentucky Wildcat was taken with the 5th pick overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. Cousins becomes the second Kentucky player coached by John Calipari to receive a maximum contract deal. The Washington Wizards announced a contract extension with former No. 1 pick John Wall for 5 years and $80 million. Wall and Cousins were teammates at Kentucky in 2010. Cousins has averaged 16.3 points and almost 10 rebounds a game for his three year career.

DeMarcus Cousins, Kings agree to four-year, $62 million extension

Late Thursday night word came down that the Sacramento Kings and forward/center DeMarcus Cousins had agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract extension. The deal is also a full four-year deal and there is no opt-out clause after the third year. The agreement will keep Cousins in Sacramento through the 2018-19 season. Cousins was the fifth pick of the 2010 NBA Draft and has had...

Report: Kings, Cousins agree to deal

The Sacramento Kings believe DeMarcus Cousins can avoid his past mistakes and be the foundation of the franchise under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings and Cousins reached an agreement on a contract extension late Wednesday night, a person familiar with the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak...

DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To Four-Year, $62M Extension With Kings

DeMarcus Cousins has agreed on a four-year, $62 million max extension with the Sacramento Kings. Cousins wont have an option of early termination in the contract. Cousins future was uncertain with the Kings but Vivek Ranadive the new owner of the Sacramento Kings made it clear he wanted to keep Demarcus Cousins. The approach to signing Cousins was obvious when Lakers legend Shaquille...

Sacramento Kings: DeMarcus Cousins Signing Grade

Sacramento Kings: DeMarcus Cousins Signing Grade By: Josh Morgan Hoopstuff Senior Writer Twitter: @xjmo3406x Terms: 4 years, max contract (At least 60 million dollars) There may be some questions about this signing, which will be discussed later, but Cousins is an extremely talented big man. Bringing in players like, Ben McLemore, Greivis Vasquez and Carl Landry, should help get...

Kings, Cousins reach agreement on 4-year, $62m extension

The Kings have reached an agreement on a contract extension with center DeMarcus Cousins for four years worth approximately $62 million. The most Cousins was eligible for under the collective bargaining agreement was five years and $80 million. The contract takes effect for the 2014-15 season. The deadline for first-round draft picks from 2010 to agree to contract extensions is...

Report: DeMarcus Cousins To Sign 4-Year $62 Million Max Extension With Kings

DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have reportedly agreed upon a 4-year extension that will pay the center $62 million reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Cousins has averaged 16.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals over his first three NBA seasons with Sacramento. The post Report: DeMarcus Cousins To Sign 4-Year...

DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To 4-Year, $62 Million Extension With Kings

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Sacramento Kings and stud big man DeMarcus Cousins have agree to a four year $62 million extension. Y! Source: DeMarcus Cousins reaches agreement on a four-year, $62M contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 27, 2013 Cousins deal will include no early termination...

Why DeMarcus Cousins Should Be Traded

In the 2010 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings selected DeMarcus Cousins with the assumption that he was the next big star at the center position. Playing alongside fellow Wildcat John Wall, it was easy to think of him as a future superstar, and a franchise centerpiece. But with being the 5th overall selection comes great ...The post Why DeMarcus Cousins Should Be Traded appeared first...

Breaking: DeMarcus Cousins Signs 4-year, $62 Million Dollar Extension

With perhaps the most surprising move of the off season, the Sacramento Kings and C DeMarcus Cousins have agreen to a 4-year, $62 million dollar extension as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski. The talented, yet polarizing big man has been the trade rumors for what seems like the better part of a year now, but that ...The post Breaking: DeMarcus Cousins Signs 4-year, $62 Million Dollar...

DeMarcus Cousins Agrees To A 4 Year, $62M Max Extension With Kings

  Shortly after Paul George signed his max-contract extension with the Indiana Pacers, DeMarcus Cousins gets the same deal with the Sacramento Kings. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Cousins and the Sacramento Kings  have agreed on a 4 year, $62M max deal. Cousins is no doubt one of the most promising young big men in the NBA if not the most promising. While...

Kings, DeMarcus Cousins agree to max contract extension

Tweet Per multiple reports, the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a contract extension with talented yet volatile center DeMarcus Cousins. The extension is for the maximum of $62 million with no out clause. Cousins, who the Kings selected fifth overall in 2010, has had his behavioral issues but is widely regarded as one of the […]

Afternoon Delight:

As former Celtics Big Shamrock Shaquille O'Neal takes part-ownership of the Sacramento Kings (which he has already dubbed "Shaq-amento"), he promised to take enigmatic star DeMarcus Cousins under his huge wings and develop his All-Star potential.  Let's just hope Shaq mentors DMC in only basketball-related work: About Afternoon Delight: From time to time...
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