Forget all those Boogie-to-Boston dreams.
CSN California reports that, barring a late change in direction by either side, DeMarcus Cousins intends to sign a $207 million extension this offseason that will keep the big man in a Kings uniform long-term.
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Celtics fans holding out for the long-rumored DeMarcus Cousins deal may want to hold off on buying a Boogie jersey in green just yet.
A mega-contract extension from the Sacramento Kings could take Cousins off the trade block.
Buried in a "Trade Season" column from ESPN's Marc Stein is an item reporting that the Sacramento Kings will pitch the mercurial big man a $200 million deal this summer.
From the eighth item in Stein's column:
But sources also say that the Kings, at season's end, want to pitch Cousins on a long-term partnership in the summertime, knowing he's going to be eligible in July for a Designated Player Extension that could make him one of a handful of $200 million players league wide.
The latest signals suggest it would take a monster offer to get the Kings to tweak those plans.
Some Celtics fans, and perhaps Danny Ainge, have long coveted Cousins, the 6-11, tempermental, seventh-year player from Kentucky who is averaging 28.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists for Sacramento (15-21) and is seen as a missing piece who could propel the C's to elite status.
Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely take the show on the road this week, live from beautiful Indianapolis before the Celtics play the Pacers.
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Indy Star Insider Nate Taylor joins the show to talk about whether the Pacers would ever trade Paul George (2:17) and do the Celtics have the pieces to tempt Larry Bird (8:10). Nate also discusses if Monta Ellis is a trade candidate (10:25) and what to make of a team he's familiar with, the New York Knicks (12:30).
Draper and Blakely finish off this week's show by talking about the unreal scoring streak Isaiah Thomas is on (16:50), and whether Danny Ainge should stay away from two big men that have caused issues in recent weeks - DeMarcus Cousins (21:03) and Nerlens Noel (23:32).