The Washington Times - January 1, 2012, 08:17PM

The two played together at Kentucky, and put on show stopping performances together in Goodman League games during the lockout. They’re also the best of friends, and love playing together. That would be John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. 

And, as the excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers when Chris Paul went west to play with Blake Griffin proved, there’s nothing quite like the combination of a great point guard and a great big man.


That’s why the news that Cousins, who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings, is unhappy and has a demanded a trade has sparked so much interest for many Wizards fans.

Cousins’ agent has denied that Cousins’ made the request, but the team released a statement prior to Sunday night’s Kings game against the New Orleans Hornets to clarify the situation between Cousins and the team. 

“When a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely” - the statement read. Cousins did not play in the King’s game against New Orleans on Sunday. 

True, Cousins can be a bit of a head case, but it’s possible that playing with Wall in D.C. might improve Cousins’ disposition.

Goodman League Commissioner Miles Rawls, called Cousins “Bad Attitude” when he was calling a game. It became Cousins’ nickname. But a change of scenery, a return to the city where he lives and trains in the off- season, and a chance to play with Wall on an NBA team, and not just on the summer league circuit, could be just the thing to turn Cousins’ attitude around. 

Wall also made no secret of how much he thinks of Cousins’ talent. If nothing else, it’s an intriguing idea.