Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/2/12
by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni On New Year’s Eve, the Sacramento Kings lost handily to the New York Knicks at home (their third straight defeat), and after the game players openly blamed head coach Paul Westphal for the team’s ineptitude on the offensive end of the floor. Things then blew up completely when Westphal suspended second-year forward DeMarcus Cousins, while taking the highly unusual (and bizarre) step of publicly announcing that Cousins had demanded a trade. According to Kings co-owner Joe Maloof and GM Geoff Petrie, the team has no actual intention to trade the wildly talented (and troubled) 21-year old forward. Per the Sac Bee: Many of his complaints after Saturday’s loss were right on point. Notwithstanding Sunday’s win over the rebuilding Hornets, the Kings effort had been lacking, the ball and body movement nonexistent, and a sense of cohesiveness nowhere to be found. For most of these opening days, the Kings have been solo artists, dribbling their way to three ...
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