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NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Confirm DeMarcus Cousins Trade; Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala Recruit C

( [email protected] ) Aug 04, 2016 10:55 PM EDT
The Golden State Warriors are expected to become a dominant team in the NBA next season following the free agency acquisition of Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook to win a championship with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. However, this move seems to not be enough for Steve Kerr as a DeMarcus Cousins trade is said to be in the works - a move that the former NBA champions believe will seal the deal in their next battles against the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
Los Angeles, CA, USA; USA guard Kevin Durant (5) speaks with center DeMarcus Cousins (left) and guard Kyrie Irving (right) before game action against China in the first half during an exhibition basketball game at Staples Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are expected to become a dominant team in the NBA next season following the free agency acquisition of Kevin Durant, who left the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook to win a championship with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. However, this move seems to not be enough for Steve Kerr as a DeMarcus Cousins trade is said to be in the works - a move that the former NBA champions believe will seal the deal in their next battles against the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

The Sacramento Kings and the big man have been widely known to not see each other eye to eye. Moreover, the explosive personality of DeMarcus Cousins is said to be too much for the Rudy Gay team to handle. Past reports even indicate that the center's frustrations led to the exit of George Karl as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings. Hence, fans feel that a DeMarcus Cousins trade is the best option for both parties concerned.

In the wake of these NBA trade rumors comes the possibility of the Golden State Warriors confirming a DeMarcus Cousins trade. While no official comments have been provided by any of the persons tagged in the speculations, a number of basketball enthusiasts are positive that this could be a perfect fit for the Sacramento Kings star. In addition, the winning culture of the Golden State Warriors is expected to ease the tension of DeMarcus Cousins in the hardwood court and help him become the superstar he is meant to be sans the drama.

At the moment, the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors have yet to be settled. The Sacramento Kings star is currently enjoying his time with Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside the likes of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors as well as Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Without the pressure of the NBA, DeMarcus Cousins blossomed into an outstanding player - a remarkable feat considering the company he is keeping in Team USA.

"I've coached him before, and he knows international competition," shared Mike Krzyzewski of DeMarcus Cousins. The Team USA coach added, "I thought he played really well, and he has played well; he ran well and he really defended well on the perimeter. It's something unusual for those big guys to be on the perimeter like that; they're adjusting. And he gives us a low-post threat, and he'll pass out of it too -- very unselfish."

What do you think? Will a DeMarcus Cousins trade make sense for the Golden State Warriors? Will Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green lineup be a good fit for the Sacramento Kings star?


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