NBA trade rumors: Boston Celtics open to deal David Lee for DeMarcus Cousins
NBA trade rumors swirling around Boston Celtics these days seem to congregate about the possibilities concerning David Lee. As fans know, the Celtics had traded Lee from the NBA champion the Golden State Warriors last summer, but a few months later, they are looking to deal Lee—possibly with Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins.
David Lee rumors driving Boston Celtics tickets sales?
David Lee rumors these days point to the simple fact that the Boston Celtics lack depth in the frontcourt. It is a huge challenge for the team, especially if they want to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference. Their search for a David Lee replacement is fueled by that all-consuming need. Sure, Kelly Olynyk has been the only effective big man for the Celtics—driving Celtics ticket sales at the tills—but even Olynyk’s contribution still pales from the sort of All Star contribution the franchise needs.
As it stands now, the Celtics frontcourt rotation involving Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Amir Johnson, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko and David Lee only amount to an average of 6.8 points. That’s why the franchise is looking for a proven game-changer. And it all points to Sacramento Kings’ Demarcus Cousins.
Demarcus Cousins has been at the center of very rich NBA trade rumors this season after reportedly being not very happy about playing for Sacramento Kings’ head coach George Karl. These days, the rumors seem to have died down, but that doesn’t mean the possibility has died down, too. Cousins’ average points of 25.2 and rebounds of 10.6 for every game during the season may be good, but he is shooting a career low of 42.1 percent from the field. Even Cousins has admitted that he is struggling with his play.
On the other hand, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has long been enamored with Cousins. And if there’s a deal in the offing, that would be a David Lee-Demarcus Cousins swap.
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