Cavs Rumors: Cleveland Interested In Trading For DeMarcus Cousins?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been rumored (again) to be looking into trading Kevin Love, and supposedly have interest in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento - something they expressed earlier this month.

The Kings are reportedly listening to offers for Cousins, and while they aren't set on trading him, there is some traction about any potential deal. KingJamesGospel's Aaron Ferguson lays down the groundwork for a three-team trade that would send Cousins to the Cavs and Love to the Celtics:

Cousins’ ability as a two-way player and versatility to play multiple positions gives the Cavs a different dynamic than what they currently have with Kevin Love. A deal for Cousins likely means that Love would be packing his bags and leaving Cleveland.

Love doesn’t necessarily have to head to Sacramento in a possible trade. A three-team deal may be best suited for all parties involved. The Boston Celtics appear to be a good option to partner with, thanks to their previous interest in Love.

Boston has the guards that the Kings would be looking for in a deal, and they’d get another star to pair with Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford.

With the Kings drafting Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis in the past two drafts, they would be looking to add guards or wing players. The Celtics would be able to offer Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder, while the Cavs could part ways with Iman Shumpert.

Other pieces would likely have to be involved for salary purposes, but this could be the base of a deal to send Cousins to the Cavs.

Cousins has let it be known that he wants to play for a winner, but he would have to play second or third banana in Cleveland to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Still, the 24-year-old would form a formidable partnership with those two that would help the Cavs keep up with the Warriors.

Cousins averaged 26.9 points and 11.5 rebounds per game last season.

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