DeMarcus Cousins to the Pistons/Rockets?
Looks like the Detroit Pistons are showing interest again with DeMarcus Cousins, again. Also the Houston Rockets are showing interest with him as well. It'll be interesting to see who the pistons would offer (considering they have Drummond and Monroe).....Maybe Stuckey, Prince and Daye. ...Maybe they'll utilize Cousins, Drummond and Monroe like they did Okur, Sheed and Ben Wallace. Also, i wonder who the Rockets would give up? Asik, White and Parsons?
The pistons can finally send prince back home to california and gives them a vetern leadership, Stuckey gets a new change of scenery, and Daye gets a chance to get legit minutes. Sure they'll tank this season, but will get a higher draft pick and somecap space (draft Nethern Noel ). Sac will be at a log jam with Stuckey, Evans Thorton...but they can trade evans or thorton. But in all they'll have great trade pieces in Evans and Thorton or stuckey.
Or if Sac took Houston trade they'll get a big rebounding center and shot blocker (asik) and would be nice next to robinson/thompson and a athletic sf who knows how to score (parsons) and get a nice passing forward with White.
Houston finally gets a go to guy down low and Harden/Lin/Cousins would be a good combo but ill be weak at the sf spot. They'll finally have a LEGIT big man, something they havent had since the Yao Ming era.
Pistons would finally get a go to scorer with cousins and Monroe/Cousins starting would be the one of the best starting front courts in the NBA..(best high post low post trio) Also gives Drummond more time to develop his offensive game without being rushed. Singler would continue starting at sg but pistons would be weak at the sf spot. But the pistons would still have a young trio of Cousins/Monroe/Knight and Detroit would be able to tame Cousins erratic behavior. They'll probably be a boarderline playoff team (or they could tank on purpose) but they'll be in the lottery again,and they'll still have alot of cap space to pick up a decent sf/sg with Maggette, Maxiell and Villanueva most likely gone. Detroit will benefit the most out of the trade.
Tell me how Demarcus Cousins going to Detroit is going to change his attitude? He needs to go to a veteran team like Boston or San Antonio. He doesn't fit in DTown they have Greg Monroe at PF and Drummond is their future center
Different Coach...Different management different scenery does alot to a players attitude...I'm not saying that he'll be well behaved completely but he'll be better than he was than when he was in Sacramento.
Also why would he go to boston? Boston already has to deal with one Diva (Rondo)...3 alleged thieves in Lee, Sullinger, Barbosa? . Sure he's really surrounded by Grade A acts...Adding another "head case" to the mix is recipe for disater. Only logical offer i could think of is Sullinger, Green and Fab Melo..but the king would be reclutent to take a chance on green with his heart condition. And the Spurs don't have any good pieces to even be mentioned in this trade talk. Only person they have is Kawhai Leonard other than that who else? Parker? no. Ginobilli? no. Stephen Jackson? no. Tim Duncan? i doubt the spurs management would trade him.
At least if he went to detroit he's surrounded by blue collar workers and disaplined players. Something the Kings did not have..nor do the Celtics have to offer. Spurs could help but they don't have any trade bait.Yes, the pistons have Drummond and monroe but they would still be able to work around that by using 3 big man rotation..because all three complement each other. (ala Wallaces and Okur)..all about controlling the egos. Cousins will likey be maintained. Monroe and Cousins would be a good high/low post combo and interchangable with Cousins and Drummond or Monroe and Drummond
"Also why would he go to Boston?"
He doesn't have much choice and the Celtics could offer Green, Melo, and a pick to help change the Kings franchise.. DMC doesn't have a say in where he goes.. It's clear they want rid of him and will likely take less than equal value just to dump him on someone else..
i wanna know what on earth made you think the pistons were innterested in cousins.. you provide no source... that link you posted had nothing to do with anything of this sort.. it says that teams that "have been interested in the past." were the pistons and rockets... im sure that was before they had drummond.
i can guarentee you that there is a ZERO chance the pistons go after cousins... maybe tyreke evans or something... but they dont need cousins...
Yeah.. I don't see the Pistons trading either Drummond or Monroe for DMC (I would be pissed). However, I wouldn't mind them trading anyone else for him.. They would really need to get a better/ more strict coach if they were going to get DMC. I don't think the Kings/Maloofs are ready to part with DMC yet though. Keep in mind the owners are obsessed with him and regardless of them suspending him they still believe he has a major part in their future. I do believe that Cousins and Knight are friends in real life so maybe it could work out and maybe Knight could have a positive effect on DMC.
I agree Knight and DMC could be a good effect on him. Also, Monroe and Cousins are good friends too.
Pistons wouldnt have to give up either Monroe or Drummond. Pistons have enough pieces to make it happen.
If they could keep them together, Monroe/Cousins/Drummond in a few years would be absolutely deadly
Although the Monroe/DMC/Drummond front court sounds awsome they need a new starting SG and SF rather than have one of these come off the bench.
The pistons would have to give up their lotto pick this year and hire Ben Wallace as a full-time babysitter to cousins
The Rockets have enough pieces to do a trade with the kings. Asik and Patterson/White/T-Jones although the kings have thompson and TRob as PF. I doubt they would want white anyway
I see this trade drama going on and on and on.... I am sure there will be a Mark Cuban trade rumour before this thing is out....
Whats a rumor mill without hearing something about Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavs
this is some bad traderbation. so the kings give away cousins for some spare parts, and detroit has a starting 5 with 4 players who cant guard anyone on the perimeter. makes perfect sense.
Any trade to the Pistons would have to involve either Monroe or Drummond leaving Detroit.
If I am the Kings, I would prefer Monroe.
no way i would give up drummond in this case for cousins.....but what makes us think that cousins will change his attitude in detroit?? its to risky for me
holy crap! Monroe/Cousins and Drummond off bench. Ohh yea we be ballin. But not great surrounding cast.
Dumars doesnt need to do this considering hes made some bad trades thus far recently. One more
botched trade and Dumars is prob done as a GM. Considering Cousins attitude problem, why
bring him in? Too much a risk for a GM. But if say unload him for Prince,stuckey, Daye. might
see this work. But if im Sactown you would have to be pretty desperate to do this. Also when
Drummond is ready to start, what happens then? Those 3 couldnt co-exist all in same rotation. So
you would prob have to trade Cousins once again down the line. Plus bottom line this team going
nowhere untill we get a decent point guard. Knight is not too great so far. Look at the top teams in the league and they all have good point guards. Clippers(chris Paul),san antonio(tony parker),Boston(rondo),
OKC(westbrook),GS(curry),memphis has conley and hes a hell of a lot better than knight. the only exceptions would be NY with jason Kidd but hes old and gets a pass and then steve Nash in LA. Also Miami doesnt really have a point guard(mario chalmers) but when you have wade,lebron and bosh, who needs a PG? Ohh i forgot Chicago, they doing pretty good w/o Rose right now. and Atlanta w/jeff Teague aint that great but everyone mentioned except Miami has better PG than brandon knight. yea
he will get better but realistically that is what detroit needs. A PG or SG and a decent SF.
Detroit have Monroe in situ and he is playing C at the moment if he continues the thrive there, I guess he stays there and maybe Drummond plays around him. With Drummond there I see little point in Detroit taking a punt on DMC, Joe Dumars has had some nice draft pieces literally fall to him so I'd figure he'd look to continue building that way.
Mark Cuban and Dallas are interesting as I could see Mark Cuban almost taking DMC on as a pet project plus Coach Carlisle has handled players like Ron Artest in the past so could probably handle DMC. Also DMC would be surrounded by Dirk, Brand, Marion, Carter etc so would have a strong veteran locker room presence to assist it. How the Mavs would do the trade I don't know but the set up in Dallas would seem good for DMC.
How can you say that Knight isnt a good point guard? Hes 21 years old and is a second year player. Chris Paul and Tony Parker are in completely different stages of their career. Chauncey Billups wasn't a very good PG until he got to Detroit and he was in his mid to late 20s. Detroit wont trade for Cousins it wouldnt make any sense Drummond and Monroe will be in the same rotation by next year, these two can play together kind of like Robinson and Duncan back in the day. As far as the Pistons being any good they need a go to scorer and about 3 years for the core draft picks (Monroe, Knight, & Drummond) to age and get some experience under their belt
Detroit News Vincent Goodwill twitter: #PISTONS HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN DEMARCUS COUSINS IN THE PAST BUT THEY WON’T MAKE A PLAY FOR HIM NOW, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS
if they trade cousins for asik i will disregard the kings as a real nba franchise
Rockets have just dropped 120 three games in a row. And they have won I think 6 out of their last 7. Not a chance they mess with their chemistry for a trade for a head case. And also I doubt that Asik is available for a trade. He is a great defender and if you think they need more scoring from the center spot you should read the first sentence of this post again.