The Wizards yearn for a long-term scoring option in the low post.

Emeka Okafor isn't it. He’s a defensive-minded center who scores on mostly hustle plays and putbacks. He's also going into the final year of his contract. Nene is on the other side of 30 and his injury history makes him suspect.

For a moment, table the June 27 NBA draft possibilities. While the Wizards could land a post player such as Alex Len (Maryland) or Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) with the No. 3 overall pick, both come with major question marks because of youth and injuries.

An unhappy player a lot of Wizards fans have talked about acquiring in a trade -- DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings -- may be in play if he has it his way.

And according to a report Thursday from Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee, the troubled 6-11 center has made a demand to the Kings’ new majority owner, Vivek Ranadive.

"His agent, Dan Fegan, has instructed Cousins not to speak on anything relating to the Kings team, management or ownership," wrote Jones, who attended a basketball camp for kids in Sacramento and talked with the player. "Cousins is eligible for a contract extension this summer, and Fegan wants a maximum deal for his client with the threat of a trade demand looming if a deal isn't reached.”

Cousins, who played at Kentucky with Wizards point guard John Wall, is entering his fourth NBA season. He averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds. For his career, however, the center is just a 45% shooter.

He has been suspended multiple times for conduct detrimental to the team. His confrontation with Paul Westphal led to the coach being fired in 2012. His replacement, Keith Smart, was fired after this past season.

The Kings won just 28 games, but it's still the most they've had since Cousins was drafted No. 5 overall in 2010.