View Poll Results: Should we make a move for Demarcus Cousins

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  • Trade for him if possible

    68 56.20%
  • Not worth the risk

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  • We (or a 3rd team) dont have the assets

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Quote Originally Posted by AuxiliaryPie View Post
    Trading an injured basket case who can leave after this year for the best rebounder in the league?
    Considering what they gave up for Bynum and what they expected to get from him, ending up with Varejao would probably not be considered their ideal scenario. Look, Varejao, right now, is obviously better than Bynum, who can't get on the court. However, trading the second-best center in the league (when healthy) for a thirty-year old who is also injury prone is probably not going to go over well with the typically hostile Philly fans.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...aloof/1798287/

    Sacramento continues to be a toxic mess. Even still, I think we need to stay away from Cousins. He came into the league with this reputation - it was often stated pre-draft that he could've been in play for top pick, or surely #2, had he not come in with the character red flags. Even Minny passed him by at 4 that year. No doubt he's incredibly talented but when (if?) will he get it?

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    They can have Casspi back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fake Jigo View Post
    Demarcus Cousins is a good passer?
    Do you guys even watch basketball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers Guy View Post
    Do you guys even watch basketball?
    We know Jigo doesn't.
    Why am I not allowed to have a center?

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers Guy View Post
    Do you guys even watch basketball?
    We aren't the ones who said he's a bigger Chris Webber.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. MacPhisto View Post
    I still hold that Kevin Love is a cancer. This team will win 50 without him, it will win 45 with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    We aren't the ones who said he's a bigger Chris Webber.
    He's been compared to a bigger Chris Webber since Kentucky.. Chris Webber himself said they have the same abilities which is what I said. C-Webb was even mentoring him for a little.

    I don't know if you guys actually watch Cousins play.. but yes, he can pass. Yes, he does have a similar skill set to Chris Webber. By no means does that mean he will ever be as good, but they have the same skill set.

    “I say Cousins is the most talented big man in the League,” - Chirs Webber over summer.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Trade threads are usually filled with hilarious unrealism with some hyperbolas thrown in there. And this one is no different.

    Ontopic, AV for Cousins should get it done but the Maloofs are too busy losing money to care.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    I could be wrong but wasn't DMC a big part of the reason the US Select team (and Kyrie) beat the Olympic team in their scrimmages this summer?

    I just think he's a big time talent and a big time risk. I read an article where Pat Riley loves him because "other teams fear him." We currently don't have that.

    I also watched a video where Coach Cal said DMC is misunderstood and he's fine as long as communication lines are open on both sides.

    I don't know, maybe he'd get in line in Cleveland knowing it's Kyrie's team and he doesn't have to carry that burden. It seemed to work well at Kentucky; I also wonder what he'd be like with an actual PG feeding him the ball......

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Perfect Center next to TT and the perfect aggressive player we need on this team.

    Now if he didn't seem like a total cancer then I would think he is a player you throw some assest around for. Personally I'd love for him to be our Center over Zeller/Andy/Noel/Z2/and Len. But I'd also not sell the farm for him when we are in the position to take said Noel/Len in the upcomming draft.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    As we know Cousins is a special talent, no matter the risk you gotta take him. The possibilities of having a potentially star center plus Kyrie is worth it, by far. He fits our scheme exactly - young and athletic.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_The_Cat View Post
    Since this was brought up, I might as well throw this trade in.

    Cavs Get
    Cousins
    Salmons

    Kings Get
    Bynum

    Philly Gets
    AV

    Works salary wise and would probably need some picks in there somewhere to even things out. Not a bad deal all around really. Philly has been hanging around without Bynum and a player like AV could really help them. Sac gets rid of an attitude problem, some salary, and gets an expiring for this year. Cavs get a potential All-Star, albeit with some major baggage. Not likely to happen, but it's at least something that isn't insanely lopsided.
    the 76ers could use cousins a hell of a lot more than varejao. they are trying to build around their young talent, which is why they traded their primary vet for a young (albeit injured) star in the first place. another aging vet is the last thing they need.

    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Perfect Center next to TT and the perfect aggressive player we need on this team.

    Now if he didn't seem like a total cancer then I would think he is a player you throw some assest around for. Personally I'd love for him to be our Center over Zeller/Andy/Noel/Z2/and Len. But I'd also not sell the farm for him when we are in the position to take said Noel/Len in the upcomming draft.
    teh problem is if he didn't seem like a total cancer, sacramento wouldn't entertain any potential deal the cavs would even offer.

    that's why he's an interesting option. the kings are forced to sell low-ish if they want to move him, but if a team feels they can turn him around they are able to get him at a relatively cheap price given his skills. dunno if the cavs are that confident in their organization tho, or really if they should be.
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    Wonder if the deal would involve MKG or not. Interesting however.
    Last edited by AMC; 12-30-2012 at 10:38 PM.

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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Cousins had his first career triple double tonight by the way.
    If at first you don't succeed, you throw the hammer down.
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    Default Re: Is Demarcus Cousins worth the risk??

    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post



    Wonder if the deal would involve MKG or not. Interesting however.

    Probably a Tweet to spike his trade value. I'm guessing based on that statement, it goes as follows.

    Biyombo, 2013 First Round pick, and Sessions or Kemba for DMC.

    Seems far-fetched to believe they would dump MKG but has to be a good deal.

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