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Cousins ordered to remain mum on max quest

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07:10 AM ET 06.21 | Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive wants to make DeMarcus Cousins an international superstar, coach Michael Malone said Cousins should be a franchise cornerstone, and GM Pete D'Alessandro called Cousins "an unbelievable talent." So how does Cousins feel about the Kings' new regime? There was a pause, followed by a "no comment" and a chuckle from the 22-year-old center, who's entering his fourth season in the NBA. ... His agent, Dan Fegan, has instructed Cousins not to speak on anything relating to the Kings team, management or ownership. Cousins is eligible for a contract extension this summer, and Fegan wants a maximum deal for his client with the threat of a trade demand looming if a deal isn't reached.

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June 21, 2013  08:25 AM ET

The big question is will he be mum... This kid suffers from mental lapses and foot in mouth syndrome...

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June 21, 2013  03:48 PM ET

I have no idea why this young man figures he's owed a max deal. Been acting a fool since he left college and has nothing to elevate the status of the Kings. As crazy as he is his agent has to be crazier if he thinks he has any leverage. I for one won't tie up good money in someone who's mind is only half in the game. Yes he had a stretch last season where he showed what he was capable of, but what will happen when he has long term money and a short term commitment attitude? Let, no MAKE him earn a max deal I say.

 
June 21, 2013  08:29 PM ET

I've watched him a couple times and he has a high ceiling if he can get his mind right. I think someone will pay him the bigs are in demand he can shoot defend rebound and block he can give you double doubles night in and night out. He just isn't on TV a lot for the right reasons but his stats are proof he is good but can be better but that can be said about a lot of players

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