Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has said he’d ideally like to trade his treasure trove of first-round picks – up to 10 over the next four years – for veterans. I doubt Ainge would do that at any cost, but that route sure worked well last time with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joining Paul Pierce in Boston.


Cousins isn’t ready to win like Garnett and Allen were, but he’s extremely talented and productive. Of course, for that reason, the Kings probably aren’t in a rush to trade him – even if George Karl says nobody is untradeable.

Marc Stein of ESPN said “Will they open their war chest of future draft picks to try to pry DeMarcus Cousins away from the Sacramento via trade? The early word out there is: Bank on it”.

The Kings may not be thirsty to trade Cousins, but if they received an actual offer, complete with numerous picks for a team that still needs to build anyway, it could be hard to say no. From the sounds of it, the Celtics are going to do all they can on their end to make it happen.