Kings news: DeMarcus Cousins wanted to spend career in Sacramento
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DeMarcus Cousins wanted to spend entire career with Kings

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DeMarcus Cousins admits he wanted to spend his entire NBA career with the Sacramento Kings.

Cousins told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the latest episode of the All The Smoke Podcast that he wasn’t exactly thrilled with how the Kings traded him:

“I wanted to finish my career [in Sacramento] but at the same time, the way it went down, at the end of the day we all know this is a business… As much as I put into that city, I just felt I deserved a little more.”

The Kings traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans while Boogie was doing an interview during All-Star weekend back in 2017. There’s a viral video of someone telling Cousins he got traded while he was speaking to the media and the big man just started smiling once he found out he was getting traded.

Cousins played 470 games for the Kings. He averaged 21.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the regular season. Cousins was never able to lead the Kings to the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference.

The Kings haven’t made the playoffs since 2006. Whichever player, whether it’s De’Aaron Fox or Buddy Hield now, leads Sacramento to the postseason is going to become a legend.

Since getting traded by the Kings, Cousins has played for the Pelicans and Golden State Warriors. He’s on the Los Angeles Lakers right now rehabbing his left ACL injury.