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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento
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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.  Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds...

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NBA: Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is Loyal to Sacramento

Jul 23 2013, 8:04pm CDT | by

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins says he is loyal to his team

Cousins never wanted to have the reputation of a player who demanded a trade, per the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones, who adds the Kings center wants to be part of the new direction the team's management is going. 

"I'm loyal to my city. That's one thing I am. I'm loyal. That's the biggest thing. I'm not going to give up on it."

Jones notes Cousins' long silence, which began when Vivek Ranadive took over as team owner on May 31, led some observers to believe he wanted out of Sacramento via a trade. Some even thought Cousins wanted to leave if he doesn't get the maximum contract allowed under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement which is five years at $80 million.  

However, he says he wants to be a Sacramento King even though he feels he hasn't received the treatment he deserves. Jones cites Cousins' past clashes with former Kings coaches Paul Westphal and Keith Smart as examples. 

"I do want to be a King. I do."

Cousins, who is working out at a USA Basketball minicamp with 27 other aspirants in Las Vegas, also says USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo calling him "immature" last year was "blown out of proportion."

"I believe the whole thing was blown out of proportion. What was said between us really wasn't as bad as it (seemed). For him to just push that aside and give me another chance, I'm very thankful for it. I'm going to come in here and make the best of my opportunity."

Cousins averaged 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 75 games in the 2012-13 NBA season, per ESPN stats.  

 
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Detroit and Sacramento are said to once again be discussing a potential trade for Josh Smith. Reportedly, both sides are looking for a third team to help make the deal work. Per ESPN: Detroit and Sacramento have engaged in trade discussions that would potentially land Smith in the same frontcourt with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Initial talks called for Sacramento to send Jason Thompson and either Derrick Willi ...
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The Sacramento Kings continue to pursue a trade for Josh Smith with the Detroit Pistons. The Kings are attempting to find a third team to engage in trade talks to help facilitate the deal. Talks have centered around Jason Thompson and either Derrick Williams or Jason Terry to the Pistons for Smith. Skeptics question whether the Kings could gamble on trying to fit Smith in alongside DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. The Kings like the idea of acquiring Smith because it wouldn't make the ...
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The Kings and Pistons are reportedly revisiting trade talks centered around Smith, and the two teams are looking for a third team to help facilitate a deal. The Sacramento Kings continue to look for an upgrade at power forward to play alongside DeMarcus Cousins, and Josh Smith is a name that keeps popping up on the Kings' radar. After engaging in trade talks with the Detroit Pistons last month, Sacramento is once again trying to find a way to lan ...
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