It seems that DeMarcus Cousins has always been the subject of persistent NBA trade rumors. This time, it is rumored that he is being traded by the Kings for Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram of the LA Lakers. If this rumor comes true, Cousins will be moving to Inglewood from Sacramento.
It Is The Lakers Who Wanted It
Based on these NBA trade rumors, it is the Los Angeles Lakers who seem to be initiating this deal. According to these rumors, the Lakers will exchange combo guard Clarkson and small forward Ingram to Sacramento to get the 270-pound, six-foot-eleven NBA All-Star from the Kings. It seems the team needs the services of a big man.
The Lakers are off to a good start this season but they are also in the process of building up the team. It seems that their fast start has changed their perception and now it appears that they are setting their eyes on the playoffs. If that is the case, the Lakers would be a team that would be interested in acquiring the likes of DeMarcus Cousins.
Other Teams Are Moving And Retaining Players For Brighter Prospects
As the current NBA 2K17 is already over one-eighth completed, some NBA teams are moving or retaining their players to brighten their prospects of reaching their respective playoffs. There are several NBA trade rumors linking George Hill, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gay, and Nerlens Noel.
Hill can try the open market this season, but the Utah Jazz wants to retain him. He is in his final year of a $40 million contract. Griffin is still on a roll and averages 21.6 points and 9.4 rebounds. It will be unlikely for the Clippers to let him go since he is still among the team's best players.
Those who could be on the trading block seem to include Nerlens Noel who has health problems and is currently in team-supervised workouts. Rudy Gay could also be traded by his team. According to some NBA trade rumors, one of the teams that could use his big wings is the Oklahoma City Thunder.