Boogie expresses his gratitude to Kings fans in an emotional Instagram post

There is no standard reaction. As Divac indicated, however, the view from the front office was one of addition by subtraction.

Before Cousins, an all-NBA center, departed Sacramento for New Orleans, where he was traded Sunday, he left a heartfelt message on his Instagram account for Kings fans he said embraced him as a rookie out of Kentucky seven years ago.

Also, the Sixers own the Kings' pick in 2019.

He says he'll tone it down some, but he doesn't plan to change much. Every family in this city matters to me. I don't want to discuss the process.

"We're all in this together". During a farewell party Cousins gave a tearful goodbye to the city and its fans in a video captured by Carmichael Dave of KHTK.

Cousins has been a bit of a nightmare for the overall psyche of the Sacramento organization. He recently relayed his dissatisfaction with the Kings on his radio show after Vlade Divac's surreal press conference where he admitted that he allowed himself to get played. "It's been a hectic two days, but that's the nature of the beast". Even crazier - the deal went down during All-Star Weekend and just two weeks after the Kings publicly announced that the athlete was off the market, according to league sources!

Let me see if I get this right.

Now, they're on the same team.

"Everybody was shocked, nobody knew it was happening". In those times, the team clearly had no direction. The SACRAMENTO BEE reports that BARLING was off the air WEDNESDAY and co-hosts JASON ROSS and KEN RUDOLPH briefly came on the air to address the issue; the BEE reports that BARLING was not suspended or fined and will return TODAY (2/24). Reportedly, his agent has said that Cousins will test the market, so Boston can continue to monitor him and decide if he's worth it in 2018.

Tolliver is always the level-headed thinker.

If those players do not become available, Danny Ainge is comfortable taking one of the top prospects in the draft for the second year in a row. The last All-Star Game at Verizon Center in 2001, the final score was 111-110.

Demps laughed and added, "I couldn't have said it better myself". The Kings now have one of the worst rosters in the league, and they'll probably be looking to sell off even more parts to facilitate a new ground-up rebuild. "After a while, when you just haven't seen him elevate his teammates' play, haven't seen him elevate his team, haven't seen him do that, I mean, what makes you think he's going to do it now?" Will they ever? Kings fans, don't hold your breath. That disappeared. You thought, 'this is as good as it's going to get, we can't wait any longer'. "I still don't think it's really hit me yet". Collison looked stunned almost 48 hours later and with good cause.

A great sixth man who can provide instant offense. With 25 games remaining, this team is a game and a half out of the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff race and that fact seems so far from anyone's mind.

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