In his first press conference since dealing DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac hardly managed to calm the waters in response to the trade that took an entire league by surprise. Cousins, the tempestuous three-time All-Star and franchise-level talent, was traded to the Pelicans during Sunday’s All-Star Game for a package that included struggling rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield, along with one-time King Tyreke Evans, a protected first-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft, a second round pick this June, and cap fodder. The Kings, and Divac, were almost universally pounded for their approach to the deal, the team’s seeming duplicitous nature when it came to promising permanence to Cousins and his representatives, and their eventual and rather embarrassing take for a player currently putting up monstrous numbers on a team that offered him little help.
The gloves are off in the divorce case between Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and his soon-to-be ex-wife, and she might even get him in trouble at his job. Sanders did miss practice last Nov. 21, the Monday after the team’s bye week, and the Broncos said then it was due to the pending birth of his child. It’s possible, after seeing the nasty claims made public by TMZ (which said the court docs were “angry”), that Sanders’ wife said he lied to the team just to cause an issue with the Broncos.
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