Trading away stars nothing new for Kings

Former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins need not feel alone.

The Sacramento Kings have a history of trading away talent. The latest example, of course, being last week’s deal of center DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

Here’s a closer look from the Sacramento Bee:

Since moving to California’s capital in 1985, the Kings have had six All-Stars. Two were drafted by the Kings (DeMarcus Cousins and Peja Stojakovic), three arrived by trade (Mitch Richmond, Chris Webber and Brad Miller) and one was signed (Vlade Divac).

Of the six, Divac was the only one who was not traded.

More of the story? Well, no one is untouchable. Not in Sacramento. Not unless … well, unless you’re the guy who eventually becomes the GM and trades the biggest Kings star in a decade.

Here is the complete story of the Kings’ major deals, via the Sacramento Bee.