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Vlade Divac Claims He Had a Better Deal for DeMarcus Cousins Two Days Earlier

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Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac claims he had a better offer for DeMarcus Cousins two days before trading the big man to New Orleans.

Divac, who says the team was determined to get rid of Cousins before the trade deadline, gave an interesting response when asked about the trade.

Here is an excerpt via SLAM! Online:



When asked Monday why he didn’t wait for a better offer closer to Thursday’s trade deadline, Divac gave a curious response that raised more questions than it answered.

“Most likely we would get less because I had a better deal two days ago,” Divac said. “I don’t want to go into details. I don’t want to discuss the process.”

Pelicans general manager Dell Demps previous’ attempts to provide Davis a requisite supporting cast has been under increasing scrutiny as losses have mounted — New Orleans is 23-34, 2 ½ games out of the final playoff spot in the West with 25 games left. When the deal was made official Monday, Demps thanked Pelicans owner Tom Benson and top executives Mickey Loomis and Dennis Lauscha for their “continued support and providing the resources for us to be successful.”

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In case you’re wondering about Divac’s dependability, he told Cousins’ agent his client would not be traded approximately 40 minutes before his client was traded:

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