Sacramento Kings general manager, Vlade Divac, spoke on Monday about trading star player, DeMarcus Cousins.
Cousins, who was selected as an All Star, had a troubled stint in Sacramento. His talent was undeniable, but he led the league in technical fouls during his tenure with the Kings. Divac had always defended his fellow big man, but traded him and small forward, Omri Casspi, for several draft picks, former King, Tyreke Evans, rookie, Buddy Hield, and Langston Galloway during All Star Weekend. After the trade, Divac talked about the timing, claiming that had he not made the deal, he likely would have had to field weaker offers in the future.
“When you make a deal you want to get the most. Right now was the best time and it was the best offer we had,” said Divac on why the trade had to be made on Sunday with time left before the Thursday trade deadline. “Most likely we would get less, because I had a better deal two days ago.”
Reporters asked Divac on Monday to elaborate on the “better” deals he was fielding two days prior and why those deals were not made.
“Talk to those agents, what do they say? I don’t want to go into details,” said Divac. “I don’t want to discuss the process.”
According to reports, the Kings organization believes that University of Oklahoma rookie, Buddy Hield, has the potential to be the next Steph Curry.