Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, who played with the 6-foot-11 big man with the Wildcats back in the 2009-2010 season, revealed via Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated that Cousins once told him he would bring his talents to D.C. at some point to join forces with him.
“I talked to him. He said he would come to D.C., but he didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t know he was going to be traded like that. We thought it was going to be later on or he was just going to stay [in Sacramento]. It shocked me just like it shocked him.”
Although their tandem could possibly bring more success to the Wizards, the Washington faithful are now only left to wonder what could have been if Cousins stayed true to his word. However, it’s still not entirely impossible to happen as he is slated to become a free agent after this season and has yet to sign an extension with the Pelicans.
Should he explore free agency in the summer, Cousins will definitely generate a lot of interest from teams around the league. as he is widely considered one of the best centers today. He has also continued to improve his game by adding a reliable three-point shot to his already impressive offensive arsenal, which makes him a strong candidate to sign a maximum deal with any team he decides to join. If the Wizards offer him that and Wall helps in recruiting him, there might be a chance to see the two play together again, but this time at the professional level.