Why didn't the Mavericks attempt a trade for DeMarcus Cousins?

Wojnarowski says one reason the Kings were motivated to trade Cousins now is because they were in danger of losing a top-10 protected pick to the Bulls. But the supermax contract provision in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement seemingly took that off the table. He has always been tabbed as a loose cannon and someone who believes too much in his own ideas over the common sense of his lieutenants, but now he has dealt the franchise centerpiece, with no marquee returning piece, and done so after telling Cousins they wouldn't be trading him.

The Kings need to cut a player before they can officially make the Cousins trade, and Barnes is an obvious candidate-an older player who is struggling in Sacramento and doesn't seem to fit their new rebuild plans.

Maybe A.D. was telling Cousins how it was going to feel to break Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star Game scoring record, which he did in the fourth quarter.

Cousins and Davis played one season of college basketball apiece at Kentucky - Cousins in 2009-2010 and Davis in 2011-2012. Is that too much to match Cousins up with Eric Bledsoe and still maintain some flexibility on the trade market? He prioritized getting a center so Davis could play more at power forward. And to get a player of Cousins caliber, the Pels did what they had to do.

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been arrested on bribery charges
The current head of the pension fund was indicted last month over his role in pressuring the fund to support the merger. Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared that he won't run for South Korea's presidency.

Clearly, New Orleans was willing to bet on that. The former Wildcat was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway.

But the Kings chose to move on without him, having not made the playoffs since taking Cousins with the No. 5 pick in the 2010 draft.

Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana told ESPN as well that the all-star center would most likely decline to sign a contract extension in the Summer with any team that trades for him. They could also own Memphis' or the Los Angeles Clippers first-round pick in 2019. But they couldn't trade their pick this season because it belongs to the Philadelphia 76ers, unless it's in the top three picks.

"I don't think they would have done the trade without a lot of confidence they could re-sign him", a source with knowledge of the Pelicans' thinking said. The Kings drafted Jimmer Fredette over Klay Thompson in 2011, Thomas Robinson over Damian Lillard in 2012, Ben McLemore over Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in 2013, Nik Stauskas in 2014, Willie Cauley-Stein over Emmanuel Mudiay in 2015, and a pair of centers in 2016. But, it's a good bet that the March 31st game against the Kings will be must-see as well. Sac still debating Cousins' future internally.


Popular
  • House Freedom Caucus call for quick Obamacare repeal vote could stall progress

    House Freedom Caucus call for quick Obamacare repeal vote could stall progress

    Still, Ryan insisted Wednesday that the House is "on schedule" for a repeal and replacement vote this spring. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act has many Americans scared, but no one has more at stake than women.
    Texan John Cornyn: Senate, House intelligence panels should investigate Flynn

    Texan John Cornyn: Senate, House intelligence panels should investigate Flynn

    In a resignation letter late February 13, Flynn said he gave Pence and others "incomplete information" about the phone calls. November 18: Ten days after his election, President-elect Trump says Flynn will serve as his national security adviser.

    Ohio's Democratic Sen. Brown Co-Sponsors a Bipartisan Bill to Protect Russian Sanctions

    Trump also does not appear to be taking part in the usual briefings presidents receive before calls with foreign leaders. Now a whopping nine high-ranking officials tell The Washington Post otherwise.
  • Trump Calling Media

    Trump Calling Media "Enemy of the American People" Reminiscent of Stalin, Mao

    Shepard Smith , an anchor at the president's favorite news channel, Fox News , blasted Trump on the air in a blistering tirade. Republican strategist John Feehery said Trump might be seeking reassurance after a troubled few weeks.
    Conte to address Costa's Chelsea future in the summer

    Conte to address Costa's Chelsea future in the summer

    Cesc Fabregas has also struggled to break into the starting XI, while Chelsea great and veteran John Terry has watched from afar. In their next match, Chelsea host Swansea at the Bridge while Wolves play at home to Birmingham City in a West Midlands derby.

    AIADMK is now under Panneerselvam's control: former MP

    All the legislators who attended the emergency meeting were bundled into two luxury buses and taken to an undisclosed location. According to reports, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Centre will back OPS as "he was chosen by Jayalalithaa".
  • The Great Wall Isn't Even Good

    The Great Wall Isn't Even Good

    The courage and resourcefulness of the two survivors impresses the Nameless Order created to protect the nation. The creature feature centers around William (played by Matt Damon with, what sounds like, a Canadian accent).
    Trump vows to treat DACA recipients with 'great heart'

    Trump vows to treat DACA recipients with 'great heart'

    Trump has indicated on several occasions that people who qualify for DACA would be excluded from his immigration crackdown. At the detention center, it was determined he Ramirez Medina was a DACA recipient and did not have a criminal history.
    Trump and Trudeau meet at White House

    Trump and Trudeau meet at White House

    Women's advancement is "not a women's issue", said a White House official after the roundtable. It eliminated most tariffs between the three countries, as well as other trade barriers.
  • Logan Is Beautiful, Sophisticated, and Still a Kick-Ass Superhero Film

    Logan Is Beautiful, Sophisticated, and Still a Kick-Ass Superhero Film

    Stewart and Jackman have always worked well together; their odd father/son bickering is notable and used here with such sad irony. Anyone who's seen the trailers could easily guess that Logan is the best solo Wolverine movie, but it's more than that.

    Adele sweeps top awards at Grammys, Beyoncé shines on stage

    The singer, who recently announced that she is pregnant with twins, is nominated for Lemonade that released previous year . Adele and Beyonce shared such a sweet moment after 25 won Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammys.

    'Super Sunday' for OPS as support grows

    The AIADMK leader said that she was not a bit anxious about a probe but it is sad that Jayalalithaa's death was being politicised. Sasikala on Saturday shot off a letter to the governor raising questions over the delay. "MLAs can not be kept hostage".

CONNECT