Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Since leaving Kentucky in 2010, Demarcus Cousins has had a big impact on the NBA. He’s quickly emerging as the best young center in the game. He has all of the physical tools to become as big of a star as he wants to be on the professional level. The one huge knock against Cousins is his mental state of mind. Cousins was charged with 10 technical fouls this past season, leading the league. He has spent his short NBA tenure in Sacramento, which has had it’s own share of turmoil to deal with. After the team was finally bought by a local Sacramento group, the organization didn’t have to worry about relocation. The rumors of the team moving to Seattle (Louisville?), were finally put to rest. With the start of next season to look forward to, the Kings are looking forward to a clean slate. With a (hopefully) stable ownership group, they look to add a general manager and coach to build the team back to a playoff contender in the Western Conference. One of the huge decisions facing this organization is what to do about Demarcus Cousins. While he is a huge talent, his attitude can overshadow some of his potential. Will this new ownership, coach, and GM buy into Cousins? Or will he be changing uniforms come next season? If the Kings decide to separate themselves from Cousins, he should have no issues finding a job elsewhere. According to NBA.com’s Chad Ford, a line of suitors is already forming just in case Cousins lands on the trading block. Sources say the Cavs have already begun to explore what they can get with the No. 1 pick. If they can get a young big or small forward in return, Gilbert will be pushing for them to trade the pick. Who can they get? The pickings will be slim. Teams aren’t dying to get the No. 1 pick. But one name that you shouldn’t totally rule out is the Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins. The Cavs won’t be the only team calling the Kings once they get a new GM in place. Sources say that the Charlotte Bobcats and Dallas Mavericks will also have interest in Cousins if Sacramento’s new management decides to cut ties with Cousins. Out of those teams listed, the best situation (if he were to leave Sacramento) would be Dallas. They need a lot of help for Dirk Nowitzki for the Mavericks to even think about returning to those days when they beat the Heat to win a title. I could see Mavs owner Mark Cuban loving Cousins for his attitude, swagger, and high ceiling. I think Cuban would put up with any “antics” better than most other NBA owners. Cleveland and Charlotte are both in major rebuilding mode and would essentially be in the same position that Sacramento is in now. A trade wouldn’t make much sense for either team or Cousins.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Madden: Last play of Super Bowl will 'torment' Pete Carroll

Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat trick, sets career high for goals

WATCH: Cormier tells Jones to get his s-- together

Fans holding 'Free Tom Brady Rally' at Gillette Stadium

Josh Hamilton to be activated by Rangers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Top CB recruit makes insane catch doing backflip

Biggest surprises of the MLB season

Marcus Mariota leads NFL in jersey sales for May

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

Shanahan: injuries are not why Robert Griffin III struggles

Kyle Korver ruled out for remainder of playoffs

WATCH: Daniel Cormier gets into it with Ryan Bader

Jim Harbaugh compares his driving to Jeff Gordon's

WATCH: High school seals win with perfect hidden ball trick

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell whiffs on horrible golf swing

Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

PHOTO: Don Cherry wears wild suit even for his taste

PHOTOS: Gigantic sinkhole at Jack Nicklaus golf course

WATCH: Memphis player catches defense sleeping, scores

WATCH: Astros turn around-the-horn triple play

French Open Women's preview: Who will make the quarters?

WATCH: Bryan Price gets ejected before game starts

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Eight biggest surprises of the MLB season

Bryan Price ejected before first pitch

Vin Scully narrates marriage proposal

Pats fan's obituary defends Brady

Marlins players skip own charity event

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.