Vlade Divac on Possibility of Trading DeMarcus Cousins: ‘That is Not Happening’

For months, the rumors about the Kings trading All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins have been out there. But ever since Vlade Divac became the head decision-maker in the Kings’ front office, he’s said over and over again that he won’t trade DMC. In fact, it sounds like Divac is getting annoyed with answering the question so much. Divac insists a Cousins trade is “not happening.”

From the Sacramento Bee:

Additionally, he scoffed at rumors suggesting he would consider trading his All-Star center.


“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.


“We know our coach and the pieces he needs. And I really believe we are going to be a totally different team next season, with different energy. Our goal next year is not only to have a winning season, but a playoff season. This draft is important, but it’s only the beginning.”