NBA Rumors: Celtics, Pistons, Very Interested In DeMarcus Cousins

By Kaylyn Neely
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Cousins continues to have issues with the Sacramento Kings coaching staff. The 22-year old, center, out of Kentucky was recently suspended for unprofessional behavior after an alternation in the locker room with head coach Keith Smart.

On Thursday, Cousins spoke with the media during practice. However, he stood there and basically refused to give solid answers to questions reports asked him.

In addition, earlier this week, in fact, almost immediately after the suspension occurred, Cousins switched agents. He fired John Greig and hired Dan Fegan, the agent responsible for the Dwight Howard trade. Fegan also ensured that his client Ricky Rubio was not drafted by the Kings.

All signs point to Cousins asking for a trade out of Sacramento. Although, he told USA Today that he wouldn’t push for a trade.

Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that the Boston Celtics are “highly interested” in acquiring Cousins if he requests a trade. As are the Detroit Pistons.

Both teams are much more appealing options than the Kings for Cousins. The Pistons seem committed to improving. The Celtics offer Cousins the opportunity to play with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Rajon Rondo and under Doc Rivers.

The Celtics would be the perfect place for Cousins to develop and to check his behaviour problems.

Stein reports that, “Front-office sources say that Boston and Detroit, just to name two teams, have let it be known that they are highly interested if and when Cousins does become available. Rest assured there will be more.”

It’s Stein opinion that the Kings General Manger, Geoff Petrie, is willing to entertain trade offers for Cousins. Yet, the Kings owners, Maloof brothers, are not willing to let Cousins leave Sacramento if he does request to be traded.

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