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NBA Executives 'Believe' DeMarcus Cousins Wants To Play With John Wall

Could the former Kentucky teammates join up in D.C.?

John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins formed one of college basketball's funnest teams ever at Kentucky in 2009-10.

Could they join forces in the NBA next offseason?

Multiple NBA executives reportedly "believe" that's what Cousins wants.

Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reports that Cousins, a free agent after the 2017-18 season, could be Washington, D.C. bound.

That will allow Washington to pursue players to upgrade at other spots for the next several seasons, beginning with DeMarcus Cousins in 2018. Yes, Otto Porter will be able to deny any trade for a year as part of the offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this month. But if Cousins wants to play with Wall — as several sources around the league believe that he does — then all he has to do is wait until next summer and present the Pelicans with a choice: Lose me for nothing or get a good player back in return.

Cousins has been with New Orleans for less than a year, but his superstar big man partnership with Anthony Davis didn't cause a ton of reason of optimism last season.

So it's very possible - likely, even - that Cousins will be bolting for a new team once he's a free agent next summer.

Watching him pair up with Wall and Bradley Beal in D.C. would be a lot of fun. It's a move that could potentially make the Wizards the Eastern Conference favorites, too, depending on what happens in Cleveland.