Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
has demanded a trade after just four games in this condensed NBA season. Word came out right before Sac-town's game against New Orleans yesterday afternoon.
Cousins is a very promising young center but he also the perfect example of a knucklehead. He was the 5th overall pick in the 2010 draft and he averaged 14.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in his rookie year. He is filled with talent and he is physically gifted with his 6'11" 270 pound frame. The Kings have a very good young nucleus and they appear that they're headed in the right direction. I wouldn't be surprised if they were contending in the West in a couple of years.
Like I said, Cousins has always seemed to have problems in his short NBA career. Coming out of Kentucky, he was sort of known as a head case but it seemed like he could just mature a little bit and he would be fine. After all he was only 19 years old when he got drafted. He butted heads with Coach Westphal
last year and it seemed he got benched at least once.
It's not known what Sacramento is going to do with their young big man. He was told not to take the trip with the team as the front office tries to think of something. Hopefully Cousins can compose himself and get back to the Kings. Teamed with Tyreke Evans
, Jimmer Fredette
, and J.J. Hickson
I don't think the Kings are too far off from the playoffs.