He's young and extremely talented, but he's often a locker room pill and just as lazy as he is talented. But how much of that is because he's the most talented on a very young team coached by a hard-ass coach. I know Westphal is a talented and experienced coach, but he's never been known as a players coach either. He's an in your face kind of guy.
Could Cousins come to Phoenix and excel under the tutelage of experienced players liks Nash, Hill, Frye, Gortat, and Dudley. Guys that play hard because they love the game. Guys that have reputations of being hard workers. Guys with experience in this league.
Sacramento probably would want a decent return for Cousins, but I'd be willing to give up a 1st rounder, Warrick, and Childress for Cousins and Travis Outlaw. I would then move Lopez and Outlaw for a SG. Something like this: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=7wq3tov
The lineup would look like this:
PG - Nash - Telfair - Price
SG - Mayo - Brown - Redd
SF - Hill - Dudley - Mayo/Redd
PF - Frye - Cousins - Morris
C - Gortat - Cousins - Frye
As most of the regulars on here know, I'm a Lopez fan (not crazy fan, but I'm not a hater). So I don't want to just dump him, but I think it really makes the Suns a threat this year and next without blowing up all the cap space that the Suns have for this coming offseason. Mayo is on the final year of his deal so he could stay or go and Cousins is super cheap at only $3.6M. Morris will still get playing time. The one that gets pushed out is Michael Redd, but it will take a few more weeks for him to hit full playing speed, so when he's healthy again he can actually give Hill a day off.