The Sacramento Kings will not trade All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, team vice president Vlade Divac told The Sacramento Bee.
“That is not happening,” Divac said, “but I would love to do something, a smaller move, before the draft. We have a lot of changes to make. The league is much more up-tempo now, and we need more three-point shooting. If we don’t get that in the draft, we’ll be active in free agency and see about making trades later in the off-season.”
Cousins, who turns 25 in August, has three years left on the max deal he signed in 2013.
Cousins had a career year this season, averaging 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game, all career highs.
- Dan Gartland