With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, the rumors surrounding Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins continue to swirl.

Earlier Sunday, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Kings were engaged in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Cousins, and the Kings have received at least one other offer, according to Wojnarowski.

And while it might appear that the Kings will receive a large haul for the All-Star center, that doesn’t appear to be the case, according to The Vertical’s Chris Mannix.

It’s hard to imagine why the Kings wouldn’t at least try and hit a home run in a deal for the talented Cousins. The 26-year-old star is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and is one of the premiere big men in the NBA, so Sacramento should want to maximize the return if it’s indeed planning to reboot its team.

While not without his issues, Cousins has the ability to elevate a team into championship contention given the right environment.

It promises to be an entertaining couple of days leading up to the Feb. 23 deadline.

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