Dallas Mavericks: 3 Ways to Trade for DeMarcus Cousins
2.) Quality Veteran, Create Cap Space, Get Younger
In this case, Sacramento would want a starting quality veteran to go along with younger assets. They would also want to create cap space going forward by attaching another contract.
Sacramento: Even though the Kings signed Arron Afflalo this past summer, Wesley Matthews would take his spot immediately as the starting two guard. His leadership and defensive ability would be huge for a younger Kings team.
The Justin Anderson, Dwight Powell, and 2017 first round pick logic would be the same as previously mentioned in option one.
The other key to this deal is getting the Koufos contract off the books as he still has roughly 3 years, $25 million left on his deal.
Dallas: This would be a massive package to give up for basically one player, but depending on their view of Cousins, it could be worth it for them.
First off, getting Cousins to pair with Barnes for the next multiple years would be the ultimate goal. After that, it gets interesting. You still have Nowitzki and Williams in the starting unit but that would mean Curry or Harris would step into the shooting guard spot.
If this deal was realistic, a trade involving Bogut or Koufos for another quality wing player would be ideal.
Next: Option Three