Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac: ‘I had a better deal two days ago’
The Sacramento Kings sent the NBA community into a tizzy on Sunday night with the announcement that they'd traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins and Omri Casspi were sent to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-rounder and second-round pick.
It was a paltry haul for a player of Cousins' caliber, and the Kings have been lambasted for it in the immediate aftermath of the announcement. So some backtracking is to be expected, and that's exactly what general manager Vlade Divac did on Monday afternoon.
In response to a question regarding whether or not they considered waiting to make the trade until they were closer to the deadline, Divac had this to say:
"Most likely we would get less, because I had a better deal two days ago...talk to those agents [and see] what they say. I don't want to go in details, I don't want to discuss about the process. It was a big process for us."
The former NBA player, who spent seven seasons with the Kings as a player in the latter half of his career, declined to offer any further details about the better deal to which he referred.
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