2016 NBA Trade Gettables: DeMarcus Cousins

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Dec

Contract Remaining

  • 2015-16 – $15.85 million1
  • 2016-17 – $16.96 million
  • 2017-18 – $18.06 million
  • 2018-19 – UFA

2015-16 Stats as of 12/25/15

Season Age G MP FG% 3P% 2P% eFG% FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2015-16 25 21 33.2 .417 .308 .443 .447 9.4 .742 2.4 8.4 10.8 2.8 1.2 1.4 3.3 3.7 24.5
Career 371 31.1 .460 .238 .465 .463 6.8 .731 3.1 7.5 10.7 2.6 1.4 1.1 3.3 3.9 19.2
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/25/2015

Possible Destinations

  • Boston Celtics
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Washington Wizards

Breakdown

Every team in basketball could use DeMarcus Cousins. The issue is that the Sacramento Kings know how valuable he is. They’re not going to sell low on him and now that Cousins is hitting his stride at 25 years old, the iron is very hot.

The tough to please center has extended his range to three-point land, though it isn’t much to worry about at just 30.8% shooting from deep. But, he’s one of the last true threats from all over the court as a big man and he shoots a healthy 74.2% from the charity stripe.

Once again, there isn’t a team that couldn’t use Cousins. However, the team with the most reported connections and the most assets is the Boston Celtics. They’re likely to match and raise anyone’s offer to Sacramento if he becomes truly available. The Chicago Bulls can’t offer the same type of package that Boston can. Same goes for the Wizards.

These are only three teams that could attempt to trade for Cousins, but if it happens, expect to see Deron Williams/Carmelo Anthony type value to be involved.

Trade Gettables Series

Taj Gibson | Terrence Jones | Brandon Jennings | Ryan Anderson | Markieff Morris | Al Jefferson | Hassan Whiteside | Carmelo Anthony | Dwight Howard | DeMarcus Cousins


  1. per Spotrac 

About the author: Colby Rogers

Colby is the Editor-in-Chief, Founder and Lead Contributor to Other League. Also a law student focusing on Labor & Employment law and intersections with law and sports. You can find him on Twitter via @Colby_OL.