NBA Draft Rumors 2010: Does DeMarcus Cousins Secretly Want To Play For Detroit?

Ryan SmithContributor IJune 21, 2010

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27:  DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the east regional final of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2010 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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After the DeMarcus Cousins workout in New Jersey, he claimed that his only two other workouts other than that had been one for the Sacramento Kings and another for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Other reports, apparently those from Andy Katz and Draftexpress, say that Cousins has had two secret workouts for the Pistons and hopes to be drafted by them this Thursday in the draft.

People have said that these allegations are false by using DeMarcus's Twitter account as proof, by a Twitter that he posted saying "ME nor ANYBODY close to me made those comments." Which side is telling the truth and which side is playing mind games before the draft?

What I don't quite understand is why Cousins would rather go play in Detroit than in Sacramento. The Eastern Conference is clearly the easier conference to play in and yet Detroit had only two more wins than Sac did last season.

Sacramento also possesses a huge factor that the Pistons do not, and that is Tyreke Evans. Why would anyone go play for a team where the only good YOUNG talent is Rodney Stuckey. NO offense to Stuckey, but Tyreke is three times the player that you will ever be and he has only played ONE YEAR!

The point of this article is to really get as much feedback as I can from the public. I'm a huge Sacramento fan and really would like to know if the accusations about Cousins wanting to play for Detroit are true.

If they are, that is somewhat bewildering to me. It's kind of a shame too because it forces the Kings to pass on a great player or take him and be taking a player who already has some maturity issues and is disinterested for playing for the team from the get go.