Cavaliers, Bobcats and Mavericks reportedly interested in DeMarcus Cousins
The Kings could be parting ways with a familiar face this offseason as they look to name a new head coach and general manager to usher in a fresh era under new owner Vivek Ranadive. According to ESPN Insider Chris Ford, via HoopsHype, Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins could be on the move either to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks or Charlotte Bobcats this summer.
According to Ford, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is pushing to trade the team’s No. 1 pick ahead of next month’s draft and wants a young big man or small forward in return. Cousins has a year left on his contract before he becomes one of the premiere forward-centers in the 2014 free agent class and shouldn’t be ruled out as an option for the Cavs as they look to build a young, promising core around former Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving.
According to Ford, the Cavs will be talking to the Kings once Sacramento has named a new general manager, and the Mavs and Bobcats will also speak with Sacramento to gauge whether the new team owner, general manager and head coach are willing to part with the talented but oft-troubled Cousins.