DeMarcus Cousins really wants to make it work in Sacramento (it sounds like I'm talking about a relationship), but the organization regularly tests his patience, and they did it again on Thursday night during the NBA draft.
There were rumors that the Kings could make a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers to move back in the draft, but it didn't come to be. They did swap Marco Belinelli for the 22nd overall pick, and eventually a trade was made with the Phoenix Suns just before Sacramento's eighth overall pick.
The Kings sent the draft rights to Washington's Marquese Chriss, selected eighth, to the Suns in exchange for the 13th and 28th overall picks, a 2020 second rounder, and the rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic.
As guards like Jaylen Brown and Buddy Hield went off the board, the Kings felt moving down was the best overall option for the franchise. Then, rather than bolster their backcourt, they went with Greek center Georgios Papagiannis.
In response, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins subtweeted the Kings' pick, setting Twitter ablaze.
Lord give me the strength ????????
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) June 24, 2016
Cousins is known for these kinds of subtweets, posting emojis of snakes in the grass when reports came out that now former head coach George Karl was lobbying for him to be traded. Once again, drama has hit Sac-Town.
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