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Kings owners, GM disagree on trading DeMarcus Cousins?

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09:58 AM ET 12.29 | The early word from the DeMarcus Cousins trade watch, according to the latest rumbles on the personnel grapevine, is that Kings co-owners Gavin and Joe Maloof remain reluctant in the extreme to part with their young big man, especially at a time when -- after three suspensions already this season -- Cousins' trade value isn't exactly on the upswing. There's a growing sense among potential suitors that under-fire Kings general manager Geoff Petrie, who has overseen zero trips to the playoffs under five coaches in the six-plus seasons since Rick Adelman left town, would be willing to move Cousins, preferably in exchange for a dependable veteran of quality or two who could bring some instant improvement to a franchise stuck in lottery land and still plagued by an uncertain future in terms of where this team will be calling home in the long term.

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December 29, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Rockets... with Lin and Harden?

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December 29, 2012  10:57 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

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December 29, 2012  11:30 AM ET

I'd like to seem his with D Rose or with the cavs.
Rose needs a better group of supporting cast players and Cousins fits that bill.

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December 29, 2012  12:15 PM ET

We've been watching the slow death of a franchise. It's been all downhill for the Kings since Game 6 of the 2002 playoffs vs Lakers.

December 29, 2012  12:46 PM ET

For Cousins' personnally, he would benefit most from playing for a club like LA, if the Lakers would let Gasol go to make the trade happen. For the Kings, they need to deal with a club that has a high quality big they could swap for that has the character and championship experience they totally lack. If they could talk LA into the trade, I would recommend it. LA would get younger but I doubt that they want the headache and distraction he would bring, considering they passed on Delonte West. Still, they might. Everyone would come out ahead. Cousins is lost in SAC.

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December 29, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Agreed, move that team already. Seattle is looking for a team.

December 29, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Agreed, move that team already. Seattle is looking for a team.

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December 29, 2012  01:26 PM ET

Boston.Cousins for young 7 foot Fab Melo(who has been dominant in the D-league and is breaking out)and veteran Terry(Sac wants a vet to mentor this team as written) for Cousins and Garcia.

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December 29, 2012  01:50 PM ET
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Actually, Seattle is perfect.They did not deserve to lose the Sonics, and they are a good-sized market.

Agreed.

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