The Sacramento Kings have had a rough season up to this point, and chemistry between all-star DeMarcus Cousins, and head coach, George Karl, seems to be at an all-time low. There were rumors that Karl wanted to trade Cousins prior to this season, but the Kings decided to stand by their star player.
There were also rumors that the Kings brass considered giving Karl the boot, due to the unsettling relationship he has with their franchise player, but ultimately General Manager Vlade Divac, decided to stick with both Karl and Cousins for the remainder of the season.
DeMarcus Cousins recently served a one-game suspension that was instituted by the Kings organization, but according to Marcel Mutoni of Slam Magazine, Cousins insinuates the suspension was instituted by another source:
“That wasn’t no suspension from the organization,” said Cousins, “that was a suspension from the head coach, there’s a difference.”
This is obviously not a good sign for Kings fans who would like to see Cousins remain in purple and white for the rest of his career. The tumultuous relationship between Cousins and Karl is enough for him to want to bolt in free agency or demand a trade.
The Kings do not lack talent on their team; they feature two other very good players in Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay but they have not been able to compete for a playoff spot this year. The team’s poor chemistry is certainly a cause for concern among Kings fans, and it appears that Sacramento has a decision to make in the very near future.