DeMarcus Cousins can sign a five-year extension with the Sacramento Kings this summer worth $219 million over five seasons. Cousins wants his "legacy to end in Sacramento" and his "jersey to be in the rafters in Sacramento."
Cousins considers Sacramento to be home now that he's seven years into his career.
"I'm very happy," Cousins said. "It's where I want to be."
Cousins is confident in the direction of the franchise and plans to sign an extension.
"I think we're on the right path this season," Cousins said. "We're playing the best basketball of the season so far. Our team is extremely confident. We believe we can make this push and make it happen. We've been preaching it all year. It's on us to make it happen."
Cousins is playing for his sixth coach in seven seasons. Cousins has acknowledged trust issues hurt his relationship with the front office in the past.
"I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," he said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business. Your expectations can't be too high when it comes to trust and loyalty. I realize that. I know it's a business. At the end of the day I'm not always shocked. It still catches me off guard sometimes, but I'm not shocked."