The center recorded a triple-double on Sunday night against the Celtics, which only upgrades his trade value. Cousins is a hot commodity at the moment, with several teams – the Celtics, Mavericks, and Magic, to name a few – interested in his services. Given the disastrous season that he has had with the Kings, it would not be far-fetched to suggest that Cousins will be traded soon.
The Bobcats look to have the best chance of landing a deal, as they already have an offer on the table that one GM says would be “hard to turn down.”
No word on the players involved, but the speculation is that guard Gerald Henderson and center Bismack Biyombo are in the mix. The Bobcats would likely refuse to part with Kemba Walker unless the Kings give up more pieces in addition to Cousins.
Perhaps a change of scenery would be best for Cousins, as things are just not working out for him in Sacramento. There is no doubt that he has immense talent and potential, but perhaps his immaturity and lack of composure on the court would be better suited for a veteran, hard-nosed team that demands respect. The Kings, most people would agree, are not that team.