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Kings bosses keep watch over Cousins in Vegas

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07:05 AM ET 07.24 | DeMarcus Cousins, practicing with Team USA Tuesday, has a few more sets of eyes on him this week. Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive chatted with Cousins following practice. Kings assistant general manager Mike Bratz and director of player personnel Shareef Abdur-Rahim were also at practice. Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro was not at practice but is due into Las Vegas [Wednesday night]. ... Jarinn Asana, senior vice president of agent Dan Fegan's Relativity Sports basketball division, was also on the court after practice and spoke with Cousins. ... Cousins is eligible for a contract extension this summer and his representatives are waiting for the Kings to offer one. That is the next major decision on deck for the Kings.

Sacramento Bee

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July 24, 2013  07:35 AM ET

Vivek Ranadive was in Vegas to watch Celine Dion

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July 24, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Is 17ppg and 9rpg enough for max money for a guy who has the temper this guy has and has yet to prove he is a winner in the NBA? May have to see what kind of haul you can get for the guy and weigh your options.

July 24, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Trade him now and get some value back in return. Let the other team worry about the headaches. Trade him for 1 of Detroit's big man. They probably would love to have him.

July 24, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

July 24, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Trade him now and get some value back in return. Let the other team worry about the headaches. Trade him for 1 of Detroit's big man. They probably would love to have him.

Agreed ,this guy is a proven head case ..Trade now while his value can get you a solid return .

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July 24, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is 17ppg and 9rpg enough for max money for a guy who has the temper this guy has and has yet to prove he is a winner in the NBA? May have to see what kind of haul you can get for the guy and weigh your options.

I will say probably have to keep him. His potential is worth more than his salary would demand in a trade. He is still on a rookie contract making less than 5 million. So if you trade him now maybe you get a draft pick but that team also has to be bad to be worth it. If he is re upped prior to signing an extension it will probably be ~11-12 million per/year

July 24, 2013  12:02 PM ET

He'll play for the Lakers after next season.

July 24, 2013  01:11 PM ET

Yeah; replace Cousins and become the Bobcats. Sacramento has no choice. It isn't like they can replace him with another center. Quality big men don't grow on trees.

 
July 24, 2013  05:40 PM ET
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Tough call....Super talented.....but immature.I think they should move him If he wasn't the teams best player....I'd keep himBut maxing out a guy that is that volatile is dangerous if he's your a player

I would offer him a 4-year $40M extension and see if he bites. If he doesn't then move him.

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