Fake NBA Trade of the Day 4/28/16: DeMarcus Cousins to Denver

Boogie Nuggets

Every day, Pick and Popovich will post one fake trade and explain why it makes sense for every team involved to make it. There are no parameters beyond fitting within the salary cap. Sometimes the trades will involve stars, others role players. They are not grounded in actual rumors, they just make sense on paper. During the 2016 NBA Playoffs, each week will feature seven fake trades of one star player. This is DeMarcus Cousins Week. 

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Sacramento Kings Receive:                                                  Denver Nuggets Receive:

Danilo Gallinari                                                                         DeMarcus Cousins

Kenneth Faried                                                                          Marco Belinelli

Nikola Jokic                                                                               Kosta Koufos 

Wilson Chandler                                                             

Why Sacramento would make this trade: Because the Kings are crazy and would absolutely trade a superstar for four starters.

 

Why Milwaukee would make this trade: Aside from finally finding a superstar to pick up where Carmelo Anthony left off? Mike Malone was the one coach Boogie actually liked! He might consider staying in Denver! And a Cousins-Emmanuel Mudiay duo is something Denver could really build on.

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