NBA Trade Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins Keen To Join LA Lakers After Russell Westbrook Confirms Playing For OKC

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Oklahoma City won 108-93.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In the past week, Russell Westbrook confirmed that would continue playing for Oklahoma City Thunder in the upcoming season. As far as the other star player, DeMarcus Cousins, is concerned, a recent tweet from his suggest that he is keen to join Los Angeles Lakers. Recent NBA trade rumors suggest that other teams like Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have shown interest in acquiring him.

Even though other teams are looking forward to acquire Cousins, new rumors indicate that the player may continue playing for his current team, Sacramento Kings for the upcoming season.

However, his recent tweet indicates that he has a strong desire to play for LA Lakers as it has remained his favorite teams since childhood.?It seems that it is unlikely for Cousins to play for LA Lakers in the nearing NBA season as he still has a two-year contract with his current team.

The GM of Sacramento Kings, Viade Divachas said that Cousins will continue playing for Kings until his contract expires. This indicates that he may play for LA Lakers in 2018.


Cousins can become a free agent if does not extend his contract. He began his contract with Kings in 2014 and he is expected to play for four years for the team by receiving a payment of $65 million. Kings can earn a sizeable income by trading Cousins, but it seems that it is unlikely to happen as such a decision could be detrimental for the team as it already grappling with internal issues.

On the other side, having Cousins onboard can be very beneficial for LA Lakers as it is not a strong team now and NBA pundits feel that it may not perform well in the forthcoming season. Cousins is a pricey player and in order to acquire him, LA Lakers will have to trade more than one player.

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