The Brooklyn Nets are slowly rebuilding their team as Jeremy Lin takes on a leadership role both on and off the hardwood court. However, the Brook Lopez team seems to be lacking in power to fully show off the talents they recently acquired. Hence, the NBA team appears to be looking for another leader to help the group reach their full potential. With that in mind, a DeMarcus Cousins trade is said to be in the works.
The Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins have a rocky relationship from the beginning. The NBA team has been accused of failing to properly manage its stars, which was later on signified by comments from now Chicago Bulls star Rajon Rondo. As for the Team USA star himself, the reports state that the explosive center has been a nightmare to work with due to his attitude in and out of the locker room. Will a DeMarcus Cousins trade help them move on?
The possibility of a DeMarcus Cousins trade to the Brooklyn Nets appeals to the fans of Linsanity. With the former New York Knicks star leading the charge in the Anthony Bennett squad this season, he would need a reliable leader by his side. That is, Jeremy Lin needs a partner who could push the players to perform in the hardwood court. Hence, a DeMarcus Cousins trade could bring in to the Brookly Nets one of the most aggressive leaders in the league.
Fans point to the emergence of Linology as the rationale for the potential successful partnership between Jeremy Lin and DeMarcus Cousins. It has been seen that the Brooklyn Nets star could coach and analyze the statistics - a contribution he provides for the Brooklyn Nets since he got injured. Meanwhile, the data could definitely boost the performance of DeMarcus Cousins who has been looking for a strong sense of direction to help his plays.
"Linology. It's beautiful. It's his way of showing he cares. He asked me if he could do it, and I said, 'Yeah, sure.' And he just does it, and he hands it to me after every game, and then I hand it to-you know, I'm not exactly sure where it goes," shared Kenny Atkinson of the efforts of star player Jeremy Lin for the Brooklyn Nets.
At the moment, though, none of the parties involved in the NBA trade rumor has commented on the matter. For his part DeMarcus Cousins is still striving to make the Sacramento Kings a winning franchise. Fans believe that he has been aiming to instill the atmosphere he experienced during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Away from the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors at the time, the center thrived alongside Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson, and DeMar DeRozan.
What do you think? Should the Sacramento Kings just give in to the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors? Will the Brooklyn Nets be the best spot for the explosive center? Can Jeremy Lin truly help him become the best player he could be in the NBA?