Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac on Cousins Trade: “I Had a Better Deal Two Days Ago”
Sunday night, the Sacramento Kings made everyone immediately forget about the NBA All-Star Game after they traded star player DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.
In return they received Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two draft picks in exchange for Cousins and Omri Casspi.
“It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization,” Divac said in the release. “Winning begins with culture and character matters. With the upcoming draft class set to be one of the strongest in a decade, this trade will allow us to build the depth needed for a talented and developing roster moving forward. We thank DeMarcus for his contributions and wish him all the best in New Orleans. The fans in Sacramento are the best in the world and we are all committed to building a team that will continue to make Sacramento proud.”
During a Monday press conference, Vlade told reporters that he actually had a better deal a few days ago and didn’t jump on it.
“I had a better deal two days ago.” – Vlade Divac pic.twitter.com/xNzDch2K3W
— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) February 20, 2017