NBA Trade Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay To Wizards; Bradley Beal, Otto Porter And Kelly Oubre To Kings?
DeMarcus Cousins has always been a subject of NBA trade rumors but Cousins may consider with this one as there are speculations that he can be united with his former college teammate John Wall in Washington.
After the Wizards defeated the Kings last Nov. 28, John Wall said on Washington Post that he and Cousins have been talking about playing in the same team all the time.
Just hours before Cousins and Wall went to a dinner, Cousins expressed his same thoughts about it. He asked the reporter, "[Do we] talk about playing with one another? Is that your question?" and then he said, "It's come up."
Last season, Cousins were disappointed with how the Kings organization runs the team. The Kings were also concerned about Cousins attitude and during the past seasons, he was involved in numerous trade rumors.
Meanwhile Rudy Gay said already that he would leave the Kings after he informed the management that he planned to use his 2017 player option to become an unrestricted free agent. Gay was expected to reject any negotiation to a new deal to Kings franchise.
On the other hand, John Wall and the Wizards need more scoring production as well as bench support. Center Marcin Gortat said earlier this November in NBA.com that he thinks that they've got one of the worst benches in the league right now.
One reason why Washington Wizards have dropped their production is because they lost Jared Dudley, Garrett Temple, Ramon Sessions, Gary Neal, Nene and Kris Humphries in their lineup this season. These players have given a lot of support to the team last season.
According to HNGN, the Wizards are asking for Cousins' availability to the Kings as the Wizards are suspected of offering a player package of Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre and Otto Porter to Sacramento in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.
If ever Cousins and Gay will be acquired by the Wizards, they can give them a lot of good scoring production to the Wizards. Cousins averages impressive numbers of 28.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while Gay had averaged 19.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Wall and Cousins were college teammates during their time in Kentucky and have already build a chemistry on-and-off the court. Wall and Cousins together can form a powerful combination that could contend other teams in the Eastern Conference and improve their chances in stepping in the playoffs.
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