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DeMarcus Cousins to Phoenix?

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According to reports, the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns have began serious talks in which All Star center DeMarcus Cousins would be dealt to the Suns.

Not too many details have come out, but it’s believed that the Suns have no interest in moving point guard Eric Bledsoe or rising star shooting guard, Devin Booker.

In a report from Arizona Sports‘ John Gambadoro, the trade would most likely involve Alex Len, T.J. Warren, as well as Phoenix’s first round pick this year.

It’s going to take more than that to acquire the 3x All-Star from Sacramento.

The Suns also own the rights to two future Miami Heat draft picks and have 9 players on their roster that have 5 years or less of NBA experience.

Having such young guys to offer to a team that would be back into rebuilding mode after letting Cousins go is the most ideal trade situation that Sacramento could be in.

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  It would benefit the Kings the most to be able to keep Boogie, but after playing his whole career (7 seasons) thus far in Sacramento and to not make the playoffs even once, the Kings don’t have much to offer Cousins in the long run. Not to mention the mediocre help he’s been given throughout his career.

Cousins is on the 2nd to last year in his current contract and if there’s anytime to shake things up and try to make Sacramento’s future brighter, it’s now.

Isaiah Thomas left Sacramento in 2014 and his career has sky rocketed since then. 

If Cousins can leave and get an opportunity on a real competitive team (and lose the attitude), he might finally be happy on an NBA team and get the recognition he deserves.

At this point, nothing has been finalized and many teams will most likely be on the radar for Cousins before the trade deadline (Feb. 23). 

So the Kings will have multiple offers to choose from before making any decisions.

The Phoenix Suns will need to make a good and fast offer if they want to make a run at the eighth seed out West (7 GB).

One thing’s for sure in Phoenix, they love their Kentucky alumnis (Bledsoe, Booker & Ulis), so chances are they’ll give all they can to add the fourth former Wildcat to their roster.

About Juwan M. Davis

Editor/Writer for NBALEAD. Born and raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Living in Los Angeles. Minnesota Timberwolves fan. Twitter: @JuwanMalikDavis

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