SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings say DeMarcus
Cousins has demanded a trade and has been told to stay away from
Kings coach Paul Westphal released a statement before Sunday's
game against New Orleans, saying when Cousins "continually,
aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to
embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be
Cousins' agent, John Greig, says he "has no idea what the Kings
are doing" and didn't know the team excused him from Sunday's game
until Westphal's announcement. Greig withheld any further comment.
The Kings drafted Cousins with the fifth overall pick in 2010
after he spent one season at Kentucky. The 21-year-old Cousins is
averaging 13 points and 11 rebounds per game this season.
*Greig did not immediately return a phone call placed by Alex Risen regarding the status of Cousins' contract and desire to be traded.