Sacramento Kings Reinstate DeMarcus Cousins, Trade on the Horizon?

Dec 14, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) and small forward Francisco Garcia (32) and point guard Tyreke Evans (13) and power forward Thomas Robinson (0) and point guard Jimmer Fredette (7) walk off the court during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder defeated the Kings 113-103. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mere days after suspending DeMarcus Cousins for conduct detrimental to the team, which reportedly involved a halftime locker outburst, the Sacramento Kings have reinstated Cousins according to a press release from the team.

SACRAMENTO, CA —- The Sacramento Kings reinstated center DeMarcus Cousins, effective immediately. Cousins practiced with the team in Sacramento today.

Cousins, currently in his third NBA season, is averaging a team-high 16.6 points (.414 FGs, .200 3FGs, .769 FTs), 9.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.35 steals per game through 23 contests.

Minutes after the Kings released a statement on Cousins’ return to practice, news broke that the Kings were taking calls from other teams on the star center’s availability.

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