After being trade rumors for years, the Sacramento Kings finally made the move with star center DeMarcus Cousins when they dealt him to the New Orleans Pelicans following Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game.

Since the season began (and even before then actually), the Boston Celtics have been linked to trading for Cousins, but were they ever truly interested?

It looks like Danny Ainge and company weren't—at all, according to the Boston Globe. They wanted nothing to do with trading for the All-Star big man.
“It’s not just that he can be emotional on the court,” the source said. “It’s just playing with him every day. Like, when a coach says he can’t coach him, you lose credibility. You can’t sustain things that are important to winning if a coach isn’t able to hold him accountable.”

The source emphasized that Cousins was generally viewed as a good person off the court by those around him.

“But it’s his on-court demeanor, his play, his effort, that type of stuff,” the source said. “It’s just really hard when you can’t find one basketball person [to vouch for him].”
Some fans might be disappointed by this, however the Celtics have also been linked to the likes of Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Based off this tweet from Isaiah Thomas at the time of this writing, it looks Boston may have a trick up their sleeve anyway:

-- Josh Dhani


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