DeMarcus Cousins Re-Joining the Sacramento Kings

by January 03, 2012
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As expected, DeMarcus Cousins will re-join his team as they continue on their merrily dysfunctional way. Reports the Sac Bee: “The Kings maintain that DeMarcus Cousins demanded to be traded. Cousins maintains that didn’t happen.Neither side is budging on its claim following a meeting Monday involving Cousins, his agent, John Greig, and Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie. After the meeting, Petrie decided Cousins would join the Kings on their flight for tonight’s game against Memphis. Cousins was sent home by coach Paul Westphal before Sunday’s game against New Orleans. Westphal said that during a meeting after Saturday’s loss to New York, Cousins asked to be traded, a demand the coach said the center also made Dec. 24. Westphal added that there had been multiple issues with Cousins that had not been publicized. Westphal said Cousins was told if there were more incidents there would be ‘less protection’ from the team in not disclosing them.Cousins issued a statement Monday: ‘I want to address my missing the New Orleans game Sunday. I have not demanded or requested a trade. I don’t agree with the actions taken but will give my sincere effort to put it behind me and compete the best I can for my team.’ Cousins will dress for tonight’s game but will not start, Westphal said.”