Boogie has established himself as one of the best centers in the NBA, averaging 26.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while overwhelming his opponents with physical and athletic play in the paint.
Still, there have been rumors that the Kings will test Cousins' value on the trade market. He's rubbed some coaches and analysts the wrong way with his temper on the court and attitude problems, but as he's stated before, those actions are merely products of his immense desire to win.
Talents like Cousins are hard to come by, especially for teams in smaller markets like Sacramento. They'd need a huge haul to trade him away, but general manager Vlade Divac has now claimed that he won't even entertain the idea, at least not right now.
“He's not going to be traded – this year for sure,” Divac told Sean Cunningham of ABC10.
Many people are focusing on the “this year for sure” part of that statement. It's a little peculiar that Divac decided to throw that in at the end. Maybe he's just trying to mess with us. Maybe it's a warning for DeMarcus.
Considering that Divac took Cousins' side regarding his strenuous relationship with former head coach George Karl, it makes sense that he won't part ways with his best player. If new head coach Dave Joerger clashes with Boogie as well, though… things might go a bit differently.
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