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Rival Exec: I Don’t Want DeMarcus Cousins’ Attitude Around My Young Players

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Executives around the NBA are wondering if the Sacramento Kings may entertain trading away DeMarcus Cousins before the trade deadline.

Cousins is due $18 million in 17-18, which is his final season before free agency.

As one former teammate told The Vertical, “It’s a mess there, but he sees it as his mess.”

A high-ranking executive from a Western Conference team that contemplated a trade for Cousins was adamant in no longer having interest.

“Everything about that guy is wrong,” the exec told The Vertical. “I don’t want that attitude around my young players.”

But an assistant coach from the same team remained interested in trading for Cousins.

“That situation out there would screw anybody up,” the coach said. “I’m telling you, get him out of that mess and you will see a different person — and a great [expletive] player.”

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