Talks between the Lakers and Kings for DeMarcus Cousins are intensifying, as the framework of a trade has already been exchanged as of Wednesday, according to a report.
The big man for Sacramento could be on the move, as discussions expect to get deeper Thursday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: Lakers, Kings exchange framework of trade centered on DeMarcus Cousins today, discussions could intensify Thursday. Story soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2015
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and VP Vlade Divac have maintained that Cousins will not be traded, but the ugly head of dysfunction has reared its head in Sacramento.
Head coach George Karl is pressuring the team to unload the mercurial All-Star center.
Cousins, 24, is coming off his first All-Star season in which he averaged 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.5 steals and 34.1 minutes per game.
He is due $14.73 million next year and still has three years remaining on his four-year, $66 million contract before he is scheduled for free agency in 2018.
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