April 07, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after the play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Grizzlies won 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins Close To An Extension

The Sacramento Kings and big man DeMarcus Cousins are on schedule to have a contract extension agreement in place before the October 31 deadline. In fact, it reports say it could get done as early as next week.

Two sources told ESPN.com that Cousins could actually have a deal wrapped up before the Kings open training camp next week in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Cousins is seeking the five-year max deal, ranging in the $80 million range — that teams can award their designated franchise player. John Wall (Washington) agreed to that contract earlier this month and all indications point to the same for Paul George in Indiana.

The 23-year-old center has averaged 16.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in his career, but he has also led the league in fouls and has been suspended a handful of times due to on-the-court actions.

It’s not a given that the Kings are going to give Cousins the max extension. Cousins has showed maturity problems and has butted heads with teammates in the past, reportedly. However, a deal is expected to be agreed upon, and it looks like it’s going to be the max.

Good luck, Sacramento. Good luck.

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