MUST READ. Good laugh for everyone. I don't know how this guy has a job
This guy for Bleacher Report Peter Emerick either knows nothing about the Kings or the NBA in general. Look at these trades
PF Antwan Jamison, SF Omri Caspi and G Manny Harris to Kings for PF DeMarcus Cousins and SG John Salmons and 2012 second-round draft pick
Reason: Earlier on in the year, DeMarcus Cousins missed a few games after reportedly demanding a trade, and the Kings would be smart to deal his youth to a team that needs it, especially if they can get a player in return who would bring some leadership to their team.
This trade makes sense for both teams, as it lets the Cavaliers unload Jamison's massive contract, while the Kings get to unload Salmons' contract as well.
SG Ben Gordon and F Jonas Jerebko to Sacramento Kings for PF DeMarcus Cousins and SG John Salmons
SG O.J. Mayo, C Marreese Speights and F Dante Cunningham to Sacramento Kings for PF DeMarcus Cousins and SG John Salmons.
Reason: The only way the Kings will give up Cousins is if they can give Salmons away as well, and the Grizzlies would be the perfect team to enable that. This trade would work for both teams, as it would free up some cap space for the Kings,
Chris Kaman and SG Xavier Henry to the Sacramento Kings for SG John Salmons and PF DeMarcus Cousins
There's no doubt that Kaman needs to be moved, but he question is which team is willing to take his $14 million contract? The answer to that question is the Sacramento Kings, who could get veteran leadership in Kaman, and grab an athletic guard/forward in Henry.
PF DeMarcus Cousins, SG John Salmons and C Chuck Hayes for PF Elton Brand and G Jodie Meeks
It's hard to see any situation in which the Sacramento Kings can mature overnight, but one possible way is by bringing in a veteran player to try to help discipline and mature the Kings young roster.
That kind of player could undoubtedly be 76ers power forward Brand, who's still a productive member of Philadelphia's offensive rotation. Part of this trade involves moving Cousins, who's arguably one of the biggest reasons for the Kings lack of maturity, as evidenced by his reported trade demands earlier in the season.