Sam Amick: Houston Rockets interested in Cousins, Landry

01 Dec 2010 01:29 PM
by rahat huq

via FanHouse:

The Cousins saga — which first became a hot topic after his mid-October transgressions were reported in mid-November — continues to leave opposing teams wondering if the Kings will look to trade the Kentucky product who was taken fifth overall in the June draft. But numerous sources close to the Kings said they have zero interest in doing so, even if Houston and Detroit, according to sources, made it clear this week that they remain interested if that stance changes.

The Pistons, who are equipped with the bargaining chip of small forward Tayshaun Prince and his readily available expiring contract worth $11.1 million, tried to trade up in the draft to take Cousins before taking Georgetown’s Greg Monroe with the seventh pick. The Rockets, who remain engaged and hopeful on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes front, are on the market for a young power forward and sources say they admire Cousins’ talent.

While there is no known progress in the Kings’ reported — and longtime – pursuit of Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks, sources say Cousins isn’t the only Kings big man coveted by the Rockets. Despite signing forward Luis Scola to a five-year, $47 million deal last summer, Houston has significant interest in bringing back free-agent-to-be forward Carl Landry. The fourth-year player was traded to Sacramento in February in the three-team deal that sent Kevin Martin to Houston and Tracy McGrady to New York.

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    Here it is! Aaron, or battier, or picks, or jeffries, or chuck, or all of them, it doesnt even mater. Do what you need to do to land those studs Morey!

  • Patrick

    I think this is merely Morey’s typical due diligence to see if he can get a quality player or two at a discounted rate. I like Cousins, but don’t see the Kings giving him up this early even with the issues he’s had.

  • Rh Rivera

    i hate this move if it happens

  • reise w

    Its landry….the Fan Favorite

  • jmwilliamson

    Rh Rivera – how can you “hate this move if it happens” when we don’t even know what the move would be? They don’t even attempt to speculate on what the offer would be. They merely claim that the Rockets have inquired about Cousins and Landry. Shouldn’t you wait until you know what Morey is offering before you decide if you hate the move or not?

  • Jeby

    I love the idea of picking up Cousins. He’s got size that we need and is a good passer, which would hopefully make him work well in Adelman’s offense.
    His attitude is always an issue, but it doesn’t worry me that much. He butts heads with people because he wants to play well and win. If his attitude problem was a lack of motivation, then I would be worried.

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