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#pounditSaturday, August 8, 2020

Report: George Karl wanted to suspend DeMarcus Cousins but Vlade Divac wouldn’t

George-Karl-Nuggets-Don't-Need-SuperstarThe relationship between George Karl, DeMarcus Cousins and the rest of the Sacramento Kings does not look like it will end well.

Cousins reportedly cursed out Karl after the team lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Karl didn’t know how to respond, but The Sacramento Bee says he wanted to suspend the center two games as a result. However, The Bee’s Jason Jones says team GM Vlade Divac would not grant Karl’s wish.

Divac did not deny the report about Karl wanting to suspend Cousins.

The Kings held a meeting between the players, coaches and front office Tuesday to address matters. They are 1-7 and have lost six in a row.

Cousins did apologize for his outburst. He sent out this statement Wednesday:

The Kings seem naive to believe that everything was going to be fine this season. They had problems last season and throughout the offseason, with Cousins calling Karl a snake in the grass and Divac saying the relationship between the player and coach was “not pretty.” It really makes you wonder why they entered this season under those pretenses.

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