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Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:38 am
 
By Matt Moore

The Boston Celtics have been involved in a half-dozen trade rumors since the lockout ended. It's assumed that they're pursuing one of the 2012 top free agents, but it's also apparent that they're just looking towards the future after the Big 3 to build a core going forward.

Meanwhile, the Kings continue to clash with temperamental power forward DeMarcus Cousins, even as Cousins rejoined the team off the bench Tuesday night in a loss to Memphis. The Kings continue to insist they will not trade the fiery big man, but having openly said he's demanded a trade, they're going to get offers.

You see where this is going. From the Boston Herald:
The Celtics, like most teams, have called Sacramento to gauge what it would take to trade for DeMarcus Cousins. The young, disgruntled Kings center has been suspended from the team for his disagreements with coach Paul Westphal.“It’s highly unlikely,” a league source said of the Celtics’ chances of landing Cousins. “I’m not sure that any team is going to get him. The thing is that everyone knows he’s a wreck. They’re not going to get what he’s worth.”
via Celtics plays it safe, sit hamstrung Jermaine O’Neal - BostonHerald.com.

The Celtics make a ton of sense as a trade partner. They have expiring contracts of veterans who could help the young players on the Kings go forward while keeping the team's financial flexibility. But they lack any significant asset to lure the Kings into even talking about moving Cousins, which they're resisting anyway. The Celtics wouldn't want to part with Rajon Rondo without getting a player like Tyreke Evans back alongside Cousins, and that's too much for the Kings to surrender, despite their struggles this year.

But for the moment, enjoy the concept of Kevin Garnett sharing a locker room with DeMarcus Cousins. The word, I believe, is kaboom.
Comments

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 9:07 am
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

spasekkobe8, it's pretty funny how all the adjectives you used to describe different Celtics ALL apply to your favorite player. lol



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 6:29 am
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

You take a guy like Cousins when he's 29 and burned his way through a few teams, and then only if you're pretty desperate for some wins. See Zach Randolph.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 4:02 am
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

@Twocoach Dude i dont think Cuz ever "demanded" a trade i think its more along the lines of westpahl and him are bumpin heads and westpahl is sayin him or me.He's still a dam kid thats use to winning and is now on one of the worse teams in the league.He does wear his emotions on his shoulders at times but i think everyone on the kings roster has a right to be upset if they show it or not.Westphal is the problem here, the man has no sort of offensive scheme whatsoever.Never have i seen a team come down and iso with whatever guard lineup is in the game.They have Cousins and Hickson that need to be fed more down low.Hell im frustrated for him.



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:28 am
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

I agree kobe8. But I still wouldn't want the Celtics to get him. He needs to stay in Cow town.



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:40 pm
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

Thug!



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 8:23 pm
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

You must be making a joke no one complains about fouls every time they miss a shot or is more selfish than Kobe.  Actually you are joking because you say Cousins is a crybaby, whiner, and selfish, and says he fits the celtics who are far from selfish and by the way a whiner is a crybaby, good job repeating yourself. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:40 pm
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

What is wrong with these clowns? The dude shoots 40% from the field which is pretty terrible for a center. SIt his butt down, send a msg to future players.



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

Cousins fits the Celtics perfectly:

Cousins - crybaby, whiner, selfish

Garnett - thug, complainer, brawler

Pierce - thug, fakes injuries

Allen - doesn't like anyone, brooding

Cousins...just another animal for the Boston zoo.


BigTallMatch
Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 6:10 pm
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Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Report: Celtics have called about Cousins

Hope Portland stays away. I'm sure they will.


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