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Two potential landing spots for DeMarcus Cousins that are more than just rumors

Well the Sacramento Kings trade rumors involving franchise center DeMarcus Cousins are back again.

About a week after Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal said on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” that the team might consider a change in “direction” when it comes to DeMarcus Cousins and the long-speculated idea of trading the All-Star. Now, reports are starting to come out.

The Sporting News reports that league executives believe a deal could be made as soon as early December:

“I’d say they have three months, tops,” one Western Conference general manager told Sporting News, requesting anonymity because he is not allowed to speak about other teams’ players. “Probably more like a month, or month-and-a-half, because the closer they get to the (February trade) deadline, the less they’re going to get back. If you’re trying to trade him the week of the deadline, it’s going to be tougher.”

“The Kings don’t want to give up on this season just yet, certainly not with a new coach in Dave Joerger and point guard Darren Collison now returning to the rotation. The Kings have five straight home games (though all against top-tier teams) beginning Wednesday and running through Thanksgiving. If they flop in that stretch, league executives expect changes to follow.”

Another source actually went further than the Sporting News report, telling DYST two potential trade partners for the Kings as they said the following, “In terms of a Cousins deal the most logical fit is Washington. They would need to wait a month to deal Bradley Beal. But a deal around Beal/Otto Porter/1st round pick/future picks for Boogie and Rudy Gay makes sense.”

The other team that was mentioned was the Phoenix Suns. They also have a ton of young talent and picks to add to a deal with Eric Bledsoe for Cousins.

Let the annual DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes begin.


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