Kurt Helin had a good update on the ongoing DaMarcus Cousins situation over at NBC Sports. A few interesting things from the article; first, that Kings GM Geoff Petrie flat out said that Cousins was not on the trading block.
You can put that one to rest. He’s not going anywhere. You can lay that to rest. Some of that stuff lives in its own reality.
While this is what a lot of people seem to be focusing on in the article, I disagree that this statement really matters all that much. Petrie is absolutely forced to say Cousins is not on the market, because the moment that Sacramento admits they are willing to move him, their leverage drops dramatically. Honestly, besides in extremely rare circumstances, how often do you hear a GM say, "Gee wiz I'd really like to trade so-and-so". Doesn't happen.
The second interesting thing within Helin's piece is that Joe and Gavin Maloof, the Vegas weirdo's that own the Kings - love Cousins. From the article,
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