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Kings aren't moving Cousins


08:18 AM ET 01.03 | Fans in Detroit reportedly took to Twitter in hopes that the Pistons might make a run at trading for DeMarcus Cousins, but it's unlikely. [Cousins] is the most talented player on the Kings roster, which is why team officials immediately -- and shrewdly -- on Sunday quashed any trade speculation regarding their second-year center. Trading Cousins would be dumber than the dumb things Cousins does that get him in trouble. It would be a panic move, not a panacea. ... If the behavior issues persist? Then we talk trade. Now, we talk peace. But this also begs the question. Since Cousins, 21, stays, how exactly does coach Paul Westphal repair the relationship? Westphal has few options.

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January 3, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Coach will go before Cousins does

January 3, 2012  09:16 AM ET

LMAO!!! Cousins you're getting paid millions to play a sport!!!! Be loyal to your Team don't continue the Cycle!!!

January 3, 2012  09:20 AM ET

They know they wont get anything for him. He is a well documented head case, who is completely immature and would instantly bring the morale of a locker room down.

January 3, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Cousins can come to Cleveland.

January 3, 2012  09:23 AM ET

...and then we wonder why these athletes/entertainers have a sense of entitlement and privilege. They get the best of everything in the best league and still it isn't enough. They're just to talented to not accommodate. Give me a *ph_cking* break.

January 3, 2012  09:26 AM ET

This is why I'm not a fan of the N.B.A. anymore. There is no love of the game anymore. I'd rather watch the WNBA than these clowns.

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January 3, 2012  09:39 AM ET

In fairness, not all players act like that. Most work hard and do their jobs.

Perhaps, but I'm not so sure they aren't working towards their next contract more than anything else. It's a business after all. ;^) In all honesty, I blame management for this as well, with this situation as proof.

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January 3, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Time To Grow Up, Bro.

January 3, 2012  10:34 AM ET

This is why I'm not a fan of the N.B.A. anymore. There is no love of the game anymore. I'd rather watch the WNBA than these clowns.

This pretty much happens in ALL sports...if you feel that way you should watch figure skating. I'm sure they dont have contract issues

January 3, 2012  10:53 AM ET

They shouldn't have even drafted this guy, with his well known history of this type of behavior. Attitudes like his will keep a team down, no matter how much talent they are able to get.....Ask the Jets.

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January 3, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Probably makes more sense to sit Cousins down and try to resolve their issues. Moving Cousins should be a last resort. It makes no sense at all to move him and become the Timberwolves.

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January 3, 2012  11:29 AM ET

I love how whenever this happens in the NBA you get the same comments of thats why I don't watch this league anymore , its just about money to them. Albert Haynesworth, Jamarcus Russell, Peyton Hillis it was all about love of the game for them, right. And I am sure baseball contracts are all about loyality and love of the team. All pro sports have these problems, from a group of their employees. If you don't like pro basketball, fine, but come with a better argument. D Rose and Durant seem to be doing fine with their new contracts.

January 3, 2012  11:35 AM ET

As mma said, there is love, but it is also a business.The big problem is many guys come into the league so young and immature. (Not all) and they have literally been gods in their hometowns and schools and have never dealt with adversity or losing....Guys like cousins,who had issues in college, had red flags.Him being a tool is not unexpected

+1 ...have they not seen this guy at Kentucky

January 3, 2012  11:42 AM ET

in a related story, a graphical representation of paul westphal's winning % as a coach is literally all downhill.


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