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FORUM POST: As talented as Cousins is, I have zero interest in him. He’s too much of an immature headcase that I doubt a winning situation, a veteran locker room, and especially no-nonsense coach will make Cousins fall in line. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rivers and Cousins bumped heads because Rivers wants things done his way and Cousins is a young know-it-all that refuses to believe in any coaching.
I wouldn’t be surprised if KG quickly turned his back on Cousins because Cousins is too hard-headed. KG will get on a player’s behind relentlessly and ride him hard. Who thinks Cousins would quietly take that from anyone? I can envision a fist fight erupting between the two.
Perk and KG probably had their arguments, but there was respect between the two. I doubt Cousins has respect for anyone, unless it was someone kissing his butt and agreeing with everything he says and does. I have no interest in Cousins. He’s toxic and could blow up a team.
I wrote elsewhere that the Celtics should go after Cousins’ teammate, Jason Thompson. He’s 26, 6-11, 250; big enough to play C and PF and his personality seemingly is spotless. He’s not as talented as Cousins, but you know you won’t have to worry about the personality baggage that would come with Cousins.
The good news is, based on what the Celtics have to offer, I doubt Boston has as good a package as some other teams could present. Rumor is Detroit is very interested in Cousins too. The Pistons’ young talent is way better than the Celtics’.
But if Ainge can orchestrate a three-way between the teams and get Detroit’s Greg Monroe out of it, that would be outstanding!
While I’m all for getting a full sized big man to replace Sully, Cousins isn’t the kind of person that I’m confident would seamlessly fit in on this team.
Capt, you should had stated what this thread was about in the title. I thought you were previewing Saturday night’s game vs. Golden State. I wouldn’t had known based on title that this thread was about the Celtics-Cousins rumors.