According to a report by ESPN's Chris Broussard, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive has so far resisted head coach George Karl's desire to trade star center DeMarcus Cousins. That's smart, because Cousins' bargain contract extension will make it difficult if not impossible for the Kings to get equal value in return.
Cousins' contract among NBA's best
Let's say a genie came along and offered your favorite team the rights to any player in the NBA for the remainder of their current contract. Three factors would inform that decision: the player's ability, of course, the salary and the number of years left on the deal.