Sacramento Kings: Potential DeMarcus Cousins Trade Scenarios

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Sacramento Kings: Potential DeMarcus Cousins Trade Scenarios
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DeMarcus Cousins is truly an enigma.

Averaging 16.6 PPG and 9.5 RPG this season with a solid 18.91 PER at the age of 22, one would think that a player of Cousins' caliber would be untouchable on the trade market, especially given his incredible athleticism.

Personally, I had very high expectations for Cousins this season and thought this would really be his breakout year where he emerges as one of the few dominant big men in the NBA given his opportunity to step up and lead the Sacramento Kings. Maybe this day will come, but so far it does not look like it will happen this season.

In fact, his numbers have actually regressed since last season in terms of points (18.1 to 16.6), rebounding (11 to 9.5) and field goal percentage (44.8 percent to 41.4 percent).

While it's still early in the season and Cousins could certainly return to form, there are also the questions surrounding his maturity.

In his latest off-the-court issue, Cousins was suspended indefinitely for his feud at halftime with head coach Keith Smart against the Los Angeles Clippers.

When you also factor in his cheap shot towards shooting guard O.J. Mayo that resulted in a one-game suspension and confronting announcer Sean Elliot of the San Antonio Spurs, resulting in another suspension, it has become very clear that Cousins needs to work on controlling his emotions if he wants to succeed in the NBA.

I'm not entirely sure if the Kings should actually trade Cousins given his tremendous potential, but it is definitely worth considering, as Sacramento will have plenty of suitors if they do indeed shop the former Kentucky standout.

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