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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Aaron Gordon drones on and on and on

The NBA has established hotline, where players can call to complain about the work of NBA referees. They can air grievances, dispute foul calls, and plead their case about technical fouls and ejections. It’s like the phone lines your congressman has for their constituents, though the messages are about Solomon Hill not Capitol Hill Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s...
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Report: Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak pursued DeMarcus Cousins in attempt to save jobs

Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are dunzo in the Los Angeles Lakers front office, and apparently they knew it was coming for at least the last few days.According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, the ousted EVP and GM pair attempted to trade for DeMarcus Cousins in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. Cousins was ultimately dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans instead, and...
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DeMarcus Cousins links to Lakers won’t just go away

The Sacramento Kings finally traded DeMarcus Cousins—but the Los Angeles Lakers will keep hanging around in the conversation.Cousins has been linked to the Lakers for years. He seemed like a star who wanted to move to a major market and the Lakers love their superstars no matter how much it costs to get them in town.Except times keep changing.Cousins just landed with the New Orleans...
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Vlade Divac indicates DeMarcus Cousins’ agents killed other deal

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac seems angry at agents in the aftermath of DeMarcus Cousins being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.Divac had some words for agents in an interview with Sports 1180 KHTK on Monday, strongly implying that it was Cousins’s representatives who scuttled other attempts at a deal. This would explain why Divac told reporters to “talk to those...
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Report: Mavs were told 'no trade' hours before Cousins deal

The Sacramento Kings’ decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins was something of a surprise. Perhaps no team was more surprised than the Dallas Mavericks, who were rebuffed right before the actual deal was made.“Late Sunday night, the Dallas Mavericks engaged in a DeMarcus Cousins trade discussion with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell, but were rebuffed when a...
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Report: Celtics were never interested in Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins was apparently nothing more than a false idol for Boston.Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Monday that the Celtics “never had interest” in acquiring Cousins and never had trade talks with or made offers to the Sacramento Kings. Himmelsbach adds that they “simply could not overlook all the warning signs that were associated with Cousins.”Cousins...
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Kings throw shade at Cousins in press release announcing trade

The Sacramento Kings feel they’re better off in the long run without DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA.The Kings proved as much Sunday night when they traded the 6-foot-11, three-time All-Star to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package of assets highlighted by Buddy Hield and a 2017 first-round draft pick.But Sacramento also provided some insight into the deal...
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Kings announcer very happy the team traded DeMarcus Cousins

The NBA world was rocked last night as the Sacramento Kings followed through on months of speculation and finally dealt All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings ended up trading Cousins after the All-Star Game to the New Orleans Pelicans for a hodgepodge of young players and draft picks. It could end up being quite the steal for New Orleans if they can now convince both Cousins...
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Top five takeaways from DeMarcus Cousins trade to the Pelicans

The NBA world was thrown for a loop on Sunday evening. No, it had nothing to do with Kevin Durant finding Russell Westbrook for an alley-oop at the All-Star Game. It surely didn’t have anything to do with Anthony Davis dropping a game-record 52 points.Instead, it was all about the news coming out of California’s capital city. The Sacramento Kings absolutely shocked the NBA world...
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Kings tried to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Lakers, other teams

The Sacramento Kings finally decided this week that they were ready to move on from DeMarcus Cousins, and they discussed trading the star forward to more than a few teams before eventually working out a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Los Angeles Lakers were interested at one point but were not willing to part ways with last year’s...
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