He’ll need to start with the relationship between Cousins and coach George Karl, which Divac acknowledged isn’t at a good place in the aftermath of the reports Karl exhaustively sought to trade the franchise center leading up to the National Basteball Association Draft.
There are reasons for that, of course.
So I’ve made a decision to try to relieve some of the boredom by going back and watching one of my personal favorite players and far and away the best Sacramento King, DeMarcus Cousins. I’ll be looking at all of Cousins’ stats in all of his games over the last half-decade and picking out ten games where Boogie really showed just how dynamic and unsafe of a player he is, on both ends of the floor. “Life is about handling adversity and I’ve dealt with a little bit of adversity this past season”.
Cousins and Karl reportedly have had a rough relationship since the arrival of the veteran coach to the Kings last February.
Ranadive said the Kings have “zero interest” in trading Cousins and at one point reportedly considered firing Karl.
“A lot of rumors around the country talking about “he’s not going to play for coach”, “coach wants to trade him”; it’s not going to happen”, Divac explained. “DeMarcus is definitely the guy that we want to build a team around”, Divac added. “I think they should think about how they can do the best for this team, and I hope everything goes well”. “That can be somewhat combustible but it can also work on a high level because I think we’re all trying to make the team the best”.
Rondo, a 6-1, 186-pound guard is averaging 10.8 points (.470 FG%,.263 3pt%,.609 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 32.6 minutes per game in 573 career games in nine National Basteball Association seasons with two teams (Boston, 2006-07 – 2013-14 and Dallas, 2014-15). So I want to keep them both here for now.