Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins "wants to be a Laker", according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News' latest report. Medina's latest scoop comes directly on the heels of Adrian Wojnarowski's Wednesday night reveal that the Kings and Los Angeles Lakers have "exchanged the framework" of a possible deal that would put Cousins in purple and gold. The Kings and Lakers have been connected as participants in a possible Boogie trade since Monday, as the teams continue to discuss various exchange scenarios.
Cousins, who is coming off of his first All-Star selection in 2015, averaged 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per game, but is reportedly butting heads with new Sacramento head coach George Karl, who is now pushing to trade Cousins. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive said Monday night that he had "zero interest" in trading his productive pivot man, but according to Wojnarowski's latest "that stance has increasingly softene."
The Lakers and Kings coming to an agreement on a trade will ultimately come down to both sides being satisfied with what they are receiving, and very little to do with what team Cousins (who will not be a free agent until 2018) wants to join. With the 2015 NBA Draft taking place on Thursday night, expect to hear plenty more from league sources in the next 24 hours.