The unofficial trade season is about to open on Dec. 15 and NBA trade rumors are again headlining the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins. Recent trade scenario suggests that Boogie will head to the Boston Celtics where he gets a chance to reunite with ex-Kentucky teammate, John Wall, who is also rumored to sign with the said team. For the proposition to happen, it is said that a four-team deal should take place including the Nets.
Ex-Kentucky Superstars Likely To Reunite?
Cousins has been the subject of numerous NBA trade rumors recently, with the latest claiming the Kings' big man might be heading to the Boston Celtics. Despite the previous reports noting that the Celtics' coach Brad Stevens has no plans of taking Cousins in, theories are again looking at the possibility of seeing the 26-year-old player working for the franchise. The more exciting aspect of this deal is the possible reunion of ex-Kentucky players whom we recently discovered are planning of teaming up again.
"We talk about it all the time," Wall said, in reference to teaming up again with Cousins. Boogie, on the other hand, also shared that he imagines himself playing with Wall again which he expressed before the Kings' game against the Wizards on Monday. He clarified though that he wants his ex-teammate to join him in the Kings and not elsewhere.
The Four-Team Deal
Cousins is obviously attracting a lot of trade rumors at the moment. His impressive stats are making several teams convinced that he is an ace player that can boost a team's play. The Kings are reportedly convinced of finally moving Cousins out of the circle, while the Celtics are in need of high-caliber players that will give them a shot at the 2016-2017 finals. With the said situation of these teams, making a swap involving Cousins might benefit both franchises.
Another big name being linked to the Celtics is Wall who is currently playing with the Wizards. Although he is just in the third year of his five-year contract extension with the Wizards, Wall is suggested to go to the Celtics to help his buddy bring the franchise on top of the Eastern Con's standing.
Wall made headlines last summer following his revelation about current teammate Bradley Beal. He claimed that they are not on the same page when it comes to game strategy and are not on good terms with each other. Theories then have it that one of the players will be released, hence the trade suggestion will be beneficial for the franchise's peace.
The deal that NBA fans want to witness though is quite pricey. It is suggested that four teams will rotate their players in order to make Cousins and Wall's reunion via Celtics possible. The Boston Celtics are then suggested to give up five of their players including Isaiah Thomas, Marcin Gortat, Jaylen Brown, Amir Johnson, Marcus Smart, and a first round pick in exchange of Cousins and Wall.
Washington is said to release Wall only if the Celtics will let go of Thomas and Lopez in exchange. The Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, will let go of their All-Star big man if the Celtics will give them Smart, Brown and the Celtics' first round draft pick for 2017. Finally, the Nets will give Lopez to Washington if the Celtics will give them Gortat, Johnson, and their 2018 first round pick.