Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 26: Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick on the DeMarcus Cousins Situation

Update (1:09 pm): According to multiple reports, Cousins is joining the team on its flight to Memphis. The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones says there’s no word yet if the Kings big man will start tomorrow’s game against the Grizzlies.

If you haven’t heard by now, Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has apparently requested a trade.  The news broke just hours before last night’s Kings game, a 96-80 home victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

James Ham and I break down the latest in this developing story with Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick on this week’s Cowbell Kingdom Podcast.

  • Amick says Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie is meeting with Cousins and his agent John Greig before the team heads out on its two-game road trip.  Greig is based out of Seattle and flew down from Washington to address the situation first-hand.
  • In addition to Westphal, Amick spoke to Petrie and Gavin Maloof to gain a wide-ranging perspective from the Kings side on the story.  He believes they back Westphal’s decision to go public.
  • Any chance the Kings explore trade scenarios involving Cousins?   Amick doesn’t think so.  But he added that other NBA teams will continue to closely monitor Cousins’ status with the team throughout the season.
Listen after the jump…

Note: A heads up, we had some technical issues with the recording of this week’s show.  Our call with Sam break’s up a little bit near the end of the podcast.


Music Credit: Ronald Jenkees – Guitar Sound

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