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Celtics interested in DeMarcus Cousins?


04:28 PM ET 12.29 | As soon as it was known that the Sacramento Kings had suspended center DeMarcus Cousins for fighting with head coach Keith Smart, teams around the NBA were licking their chops and hoping that the young big man would be available via trade. Many teams, including the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons, started to inquire about Cousins' availability. While teams may be interested in Cousins' services, it takes two to tango. Unfortunately for those teams hoping to acquire a big man, it doesn't appear that the Kings are willing to make a move anytime soon.

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December 29, 2012  07:23 PM ET


December 29, 2012  08:06 PM ET

There is no need to trade him. But the Celtics have the kind of legends that he might listen to.

December 29, 2012  09:28 PM ET

I'd like to see it, but this won't happen.

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December 30, 2012  05:57 AM ET

Would be a great trade, but the Celtics can only give 2 guards and maybe Sullinger. Those are players/positions Sacramento doesn't need, at all.

They have enough guards.

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December 30, 2012  10:32 AM ET

Anywhere Is Better Than Sacramento, Bro.

December 30, 2012  10:52 AM ET

*with Jason Thompson and Thomas Robinson at PF- the Kings DEF do not need PF- seeing as both are locked in for years

*John Salmons signed a contract and is their SF- and a pretty solid one- and have some draft picks still sitting behind him like Honeycutt

*SG- they just gave Marcus Thornton a ton of money

*PG- they have great depth with Evans and Thomas

-if they were to trade Cousins all they would be looking for in return is most likely a i dont see it happening unless its to possibly Detroit for someone like Drummond perhaps

December 30, 2012  10:56 AM ET

I don't get why Detroit would give up Drummond. He's raw but I'm sure he'll get there.

Does Drummond or Monroe mind playing the PF or either the C position? They are a great duo.

December 30, 2012  10:58 AM ET

I think a 3rd team would get involved or perhaps the Kings ship a guard w/ Cousins to make it all work... Thats the rumor anyhow.

Bill Simmons presented the idea of:

Celtics get:

Kyle Lowry from TOR
D. Cousins
Chuck Hayes

TOR gets-

SAC gets-

December 30, 2012  10:59 AM ET

I don't get why Detroit would give up Drummond. He's raw but I'm sure he'll get there.Does Drummond or Monroe mind playing the PF or either the C position? They are a great duo.

thats the thing- i am confused that Detroit is showing so much interest with those 2- it would only make sense they would have to trade one of them- and you know they are not dealing Monroe

December 30, 2012  11:22 AM ET

I don't get why Detroit would give up Drummond. He's raw but I'm sure he'll get there.Does Drummond or Monroe mind playing the PF or either the C position? They are a great duo.

I agree. I have no idea why they have some interest in a guy like Cousins when the have 2 talented and still developing front court players in Monroe and Drummond. If Detroit is looking at a Kings player, that should be Tireke Evans. He should help creat offense from the perimeter and maybe he will look to restart he's promising career with a team that really it's trying to compete and get in playoffs every year. Cousins won't change in Detroit he needs to go to a team that its in a win now situation where he feels the goals are bigger than his ego. Detroit it's not that place righ now.

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December 30, 2012  01:55 PM ET

does jimmer play pg or sg??

ehh...since they have Evans and Thomas (who turned out to be a pretty darn good PG actually) jimmer has mostly played SG- all though his minutes are not that big....

-Sacramento does have some talent- but they need a veteran who can bring it togetehr and provide leadership- if they trade Cousins thats what i expect them to get

-PF they have a really good situation with Jason Thompson and Thomas Robinson locked up long term....Salmons is not a bad SF...Marcus Thornton is a solid 2 guard....and Evans really is a decent PG- they have talent- they just have no leadership and no veterans to hold players accountable- and there is only one basketball for a lot of guys who's best thing is scoring- trade Cousins for a couple vets that play defense and can provide leadership IF you decide to deal him...

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December 30, 2012  02:09 PM ET

Boston will not give up Rondo to get Cousins.

December 30, 2012  02:36 PM ET

Lol at Bill Simmons, who is he again ?

Celtics aren't trading Rondo. If only Green would step up we could see some faster paced basketball.

If/When pierce retires we can run up and down the court all day all night.


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