Many Sacramento Kings fans were confused on draft night when their team acquired Georgios Papagiannis via trade. It turns out that the Kings’ superstar, DeMarcus Cousins, is a bit confused too.
This roster move makes no sense because Sac-Town already has a big, paint dominating presence in Boogie. Why would the front office go out and get another version of the same player?
All of this has transpired and Sacramento still has to decide what to do with Willie Cauley-Stein, who is yet another big body that will eat up minutes at the center position.
Cousins tweeted out a prayer on the night of the draft and when asked about his club’s offseason he offered this: “I don’t really understand what’s going on. I just control what I can control; I let them do their jobs.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement from your star player but, what else can the young All-Star big say? His time in Northern California has been plagued by dysfunction and roster upheaval.
Vlade Divac and his staff are trying to make it work around the center from the University of Kentucky.
They have added Arron Afflalo, Matt Barnes and Anthony Tolliver in this offseason. All of these players are solid veterans but, none of them move the needle from a star power perspective.
Their superstar is sharing the court this summer with Team USA. He is part of a starting five that includes NBA Champions in Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson.
The other two spots on that unit include Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony who are bonafide superstars in their own right.
The Kings let go of their only other player capable of that kind of production this summer in Rajon Rondo. Although, that may be for the best as his attitude and reputation negated some of his contributions.
Boogie has matured a lot during his tenure with the franchise and has become a two-time All-Star. But, for his sake and the fans of the team, hopefully things can start making sense for Sac-Town soon.