• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Karl seeks to fix relationship with Kings C DeMarcus Cousins

    George Karl believes he can repair his fractured relationship with Kings star and center DeMarcus Cousins. He just figures it will take time. "I don't think it's something we have to rush through," Karl told Yahoo Sports. "You got two guys that are very frustrated with losing, two guys that are somewhat stubborn and two guys that love to compete. ... Sometimes that doesn't work the first time you hang around. But you have to take your time to make it work." Karl had reportedly asked after the season that Cousins be traded.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Kings, Lakers exchange framework for Cousins trade

    The Kings and Lakers have exchanged possible frameworks of a trade that would involve All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings are rumored to have engaged in trade talks for Cousins with other teams beyond the Lakers. The Lakers, though, have a number of assets that seem to intrigue the Kings, including the No. 2 pick in Thursday's draft, second-year player Julius Randle and First Team All-Rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers, sources say, are not willing to part with Randle or Clarkson.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Karl seeks approval to trade Kings C DeMarcus Cousins

    Kings coach George Karl and front office personnel have told opposing team executive that they hope to soon secure ownership authorization to shop star center DeMarcus Cousins, sources have told Yahoo Sports. That report contradicts the words of Kings vice-president Vlade Divac, who has insisted that Cousins will not be placed on the market. Karl has reportedly recruited Divac and Kings players to convince owner Vivek Ranadive that Cousins should be dealt. The fear now is that Cousins will clash with Karl next season knowing that the latter yearned for such a trade. Sources have also told Yahoo that Ranadive has become annoyed with Karl's insistence on trading Cousins and also that the coach doesn't believe he can control the strong-willed standout. Cousins could fetch quite a package. He has become more productive in time. He finished last season averaging a career-best 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Kings have no interest in trading DeMarcus Cousins

    When Kings vice president Vlade Divac was asked if the team had interest in trading DeMarcus Cousins, Divas said the team would not trade the All-Star center, reports 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 offseason." Cousins averaged 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds in 59 games last season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Kings C DeMarcus Cousins on health: 'I'm feeling pretty good'

    Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is progressing well from a sore left foot that ended his season early, per Sacbee.com. Cousins has started to train during the offseason now that his health has improved. "I'm feeling pretty good," Cousins said. "My mind is in a good place. I'm just staying away, laying low, resting my mind and body." Cousins, who made his first All-Star team this season, says he will look to improve this offseason because his game hasn't reached the level he'd like just yet. "I feel I've still got a long way to go," Cousins said. "I'm still not satisfied, not even close."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Kings' Rudy Gay on DeMarcus Cousins: 'He's one of the best'

    Kings forward Rudy Gay is very fond of his teammate DeMarcus Cousins. He thinks he might be the best big man in the NBA, per NBA.com. "He's a great talent," said Gay. "If not the best, he's one of the best big men in the game." Cousins, who averaged 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season, was an All-Star and made the All-NBA team this year. Gay believes Cousins is just starting to reach his potential as an NBA player. "He'll be just as great as he wants to be," Gay said.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Stephen Curry, LeBron James unanimous All-NBA choices

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James were unanimous choices for the All-NBA first team, announced on Thursday. The Warriors' Curry, who was named NBA MVP, and the Cavaliers' James received first team votes on all 129 ballots submitted. Joining Curry at guard on the All-NBA team is the Rockets' James Harden, who received 125 votes. Joining James at forward is Anthony Davis of the Pelicans (119 votes). The center is Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies (65 votes). The second team consists of the Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, the Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, the Bulls' Pau Gasol, the Thunder's Russell Westbrook and the Clippers' Chris Paul. The third team is the Spurs' Tim Duncan, the Clippers' Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the Warriors' Klay Thompson and the Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Vlade Divac says Kings 'want to build around' Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins will be with the Kings for the long haul, if Vlade Divac has his way with things. Divac, the vice president of basketball and franchise operations, said Cousins is a key piece within the organization, according to SiriusXM NBA Radio. "DeMarcus is untradeable and a guy who we want to build around," Divac said. Cousins had his best statistical season of his career last year, averaging 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Report: Kings not looking to ship DeMarcus Cousins to Celtics

    Although the Celtics have strong interest in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings have no interest in trading their center, sources tell ComcastSportsNet.com.According to an ESPN report, the Celtics would be willing to package a number of draft picks to land Cousins.Cousins is under contract with the Kings through the 2017-18 season.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay out for Kings for remainder of season

    Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and forward Rudy Gay (concussion) are out for the remainder of the reason, reports NBA.com. Cousins will sit the team's final three games to rest and begin rehabbing his right ankle while Gay has been dealing with lingering issues related to a concussion.