Vlade Divac Says Cousins Trade Not Happening

As the draft week kicks off the big name on the trading rumor block is Kings big man, Demarcus Cousins. The Celtics have been on a ton of those rumors, but now the Lakers are starting to jump into that pond. New Kings VP Vlade Divac says the Sacramento franchise isn’t going to trade their All-Star center.

From the Sacramento Bee‘s Ailene Voisin:

“That is not happening,” Divac said forcefully, “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 offseason.

Now the rumor that hit today was that the Lake Show was looking to do a 3 team swap for Cousins that would include the Orlando Magic and big man, Nikola Vucevic.

Would the Lakers want to put this years #2 pick on the line for Cousins AND last years first round pick, Julius Randle? That seems like an awful like to throw in for Cousins considering his mental state doesn’t seem to always be 100%, or to put it mildly, he is considered a head case by most.

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