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Vivek Ranadive is not interested in trading DeMarcus Cousins

There has been a lot of speculation, but Vivek Ranadive does not want to trade Boogie, according to a report.

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The DeMarcus Cousins trade rumor mill has heated up recently, but the Sacramento Kings front office continues to discredit that narrative as they express support of bringing back their franchise center.

Vlade Divac, Kings vice president of basketball and franchise operations, has already been open about his support of Cousins and now owner Vivek Ranadive has shared his desire for the big man to stay in Sacramento.

This from News 10's Sean Cunningham.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is very put-off by trade rumors with DeMarcus Cousins, especially since he signed him. No desire to trade him</p>&mdash; Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) <a href="https://twitter.com/News10Sean/status/590366123670908928">April 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Ranadive was decked out in purple while sitting courtside at Oracle Arena Monday night for the matchup between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kings owner Vivek Ranadive still openly admires what the Warriors have done. Very much believes Kings are not that far away. Wore Kings polo</p>&mdash; Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) <a href="https://twitter.com/News10Sean/status/590366439501996032">April 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On improving the Kings roster for next season, Vivek Ranadive said Pete D&#39;Alessandro &amp; Vlade Divac have their work cut out for them.</p>&mdash; Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) <a href="https://twitter.com/News10Sean/status/590368227995176960">April 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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After the seventh season in a row with fewer than 30 wins and only one more season left before the Kings move into the new downtown arena, the clock continues to tick and the front office certainly does have a long road ahead. But more than anything, this comment from Ranadive also discredits the other rumor that general manager Pete D'Alessandro could be on his way out. The narrative lately has been that everyone in the front office is going to need to work together to turn things around.

These are surely just a few of the many more comments from the Kings front office to comb over this offseason as the effort to rebuild the kingdom continues.