As the 2016-2017 NBA season continues, trade rumors are churning online and one of the hottest names involved in the buzz is that of DeMarcus Cousins'.
According to a report, the Sacramento Kings player could be acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers. If Cousins lands in L.A., some critics believe that the team will finally obtain one of the NBA's strongest centers.
The Kings are believed to have a great need of some point guards at this time. Cousins' departure may be a good thing in terms of reducing the number of big men on the team but they still won't be able to acquire point guards who can help with their current gameplay. Cousins, on the other hand, may be making a good choice if he decides to move on with the Lakers.
Cousins was drafted during the first round of picks made by the Kings in 2010. He has since bagged some awards that made his team proud. He became an NBA All-Star player in 2015 and 2016, and received a gold medal during the Rio Olympics.
Meanwhile, another Kings player is a hot topic in the NBA trade talk these days and his name is Rudy Gay. He is currently a small forward for the team but he might soon be joining the players in free agency.
Rumor has it that the Orlando Magic has its eye on Gay and should things work well during the trade talks, he might choose to sign up with a new team. The rumors stem from Gay's announcement in September that he will be opting out of his last year with the Kings to become a free agent.
According to ESPN, Gay has long been tired of the constant changes going on with the team. It is worth noting that the Kings have been in a playoff drought for 10 years and this could be one of the reasons why Gay wants to move out. The question is, will he join the Magic or will he opt to sign with another team instead?
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2016-2017 NBA season's trade talks.