DeMarcus Cousins is an All-Star who is arguably the best center in the game today. Cousins is averaging 28.0 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks this season and Sacramento Kings are just one win behind Damian Lillard and Portland Trail Blazers.
It’s no secret that DeMarcus is not particularly happy in Sacramento, but Sacramento can offer him the best contract in the NBA.
According to James Ham of CSN California, Cousins is planning to sign "a massive, max-money extension, estimated at roughly $207 million during the offseason that will keep the big man in a Kings uniform long-term."
CSN California has confirmed through a league source that the two sides have tossed around numbers and that barring a late change in direction by either side, Cousins intends to sign a massive, max-money extension, estimated at roughly $207 million during the offseason that will keep the big man in a Kings uniform long-term.
The two-time All-Star center signed a four-year max money deal in September of 2013 that takes him through the 2017-18 season. Under the new CBA, Cousins is in line for the league’s designated player exception, which allows Sacramento to give their franchise cornerstone an additional five-years on top of his current deal, keeping him in a Kings uniform 2022-23 season.
As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported on Jan. 7, sources said the Kings are hoping to take advantage of the new collective bargaining agreement's designated-player rule to offer Cousins a $200 million extension.
This is a really good contract, but DeMarcus Cousins could sign with any team in the league right now. He never played in the NBA Playoffs in his career, and maybe is not all about money at this moment.
In his 6 seasons with the Kings, he averaged 20.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 415 career games. He’s having a career best 28.8 PPG, with a 28.32 PER (Player Efficiency Rating); however, Sac-Town is still one of the teams that are outside, looking in on the playoffs.
Cousins needs help, and his career is going to be tarnish if he cannot get to the playoffs and win the championship. He is a center that a championship team needs. No need for another Charles Barkley in the future.
If he decides to stay in Sacramento, Vlade Divac needs to bring at least one All-Star player who can help DeMarcus Cousins as soon as possible.