The NBA trade rumors become louder each day as the 2016 NBA regular season draws closer. Several NBA superstars have already been a part of the early rumors and it appears that it is not stopping anytime soon. The latest NBA trade rumor is a very juicy one and it involves a possible three team trade between the Cavs, Lakers and Kings that would have major repercussions for the rest of the league.
DeMarcus Cousins has been linked in countless NBA trade rumors. He has been rumored to be a possible trade target for the Cavaliers but so far a straight swap for Kevin Love has not been something the Kings are interested in. It does not mean though that there is no hope for Cousins to be wearing a Cavs jersey next season as a third team entering the fray may hold the key for a blockbuster trade to work.
Enter the Los Angeles Lakers and their young stud D?Angelo Russell. The Lakers just lost Kobe Bryant to retirement and they are now in full transition mode. Russell was thought to be the heir apparent to the Lakers throne but issues with teammates such as Nick Young has left him on the outer circle in the Lakers roster.
As a result, Russell has been rumored to be on the trade block and according to Bleacher Report, one potential trade partner for the point guard is the Sacramento Kings. According the the same report, Sacramento has reportedly tried to acquire D?Angelo Russell in a trade. While it did not materialize, the three parties may soon come together and make a trade that will work for all the parties involved.
In a potential three team trade, Cousins would go to the Cavaliers, Russell will land in Sacramento and Kevin Love will find himself in Hollywood. It certainly ends up as a win for all three teams. Sacramento will get a budding young point guard that it has been looking for. On the other hand, Kevin Love would land in a perfect situation where he can recapture his former glory as the undoubted face of the new Lakers squad. Cousins will likewise get what he has always wanted, to be in a competitive team that can make a run at the NBA title.
Whether the three teams will actually work together is certainly one huge question at this point. This is still a developing story so continue to check back here soon to find out more news and updates about the NBA.