Here’s how a potential Sacramento-Denver deal could go down:
SF, Omri Casspi
*Pick sent from Denver, which was acquired via Cleveland (protected for selection 1-5)
At first glance, this trade isn’t exactly “eye-popping,” but it is more than worth it for both sides. Sacramento Kings loses Cousins, but in return they a mix of veteran and youthful talent.
Essentially this trade gives the Kings options, of which they haven’t had for a few years now. They could trade the rest of their youth and create a contending, veteran squad. Or better yet, they could trade their veterans and collect a plethora of assets for an all-out rebuild.
So, the Sacramento Kings are winners in this deal simply because they could garner a sense of direction for their future.
However, the biggest winner in this deal would be DeMarcus Cousins and his image.