It’s not me, it’s you…
Sacramento Kings‘ center DeMarcus Cousins and Kings organization have been through a series of complications during their six year relationship. Since the offensively-gifted big man entered the league he’s had an awful long track record of issues.
Cousins — Leading the league in technical fouls for three out of six years and leading in ejections twice, while serving six suspensions (5-league, 1-team), it’s not rocket science to figure out why he’s been deemed a knuckle-head throughout his career.
Despite Kings’ general manager Vlade Divac assembling, what at first looked like a team that could at least make a playoff run with the addition of 4-time NBA All-Star and former NBA Champion Rajon Rondo as well as former coach of the year George Karl, winning games on a consistent basis has been an ongoing problem for Sacramento.
Even with the staggering numbers the all-star center has posted, the Kings have gone 24-58, 22-44, 28-54, 28-54, 29-53 and now 26-41 since drafting Cousins fifth overall in the 2010 draft.
Winning games hasn’t been the only problem. Since the hiring of head coach George Karl, trade talks centered around Cousins have been put in a spotlight and the chemistry between Kings’ franchise player and head coach yet again are hanging by a thread.
Will general manager Divac finally give in and trade his troubled all-star center?
“I’m sure Sacramento will look seriously at moving Cousins this summer”, per NBA.com’s David Aldridge.
Whether or not DeMarcus Cousins is the issue, Kings’ front office face a bigger problem concerning the reason why, as of late, their team fails to be competitive in the regular season.