Just 20 months ago, general manager Larry Riley said he would pick DeMarcus Cousins if he fell to the Warriors' No. 6 draft slot.

Now it sounds as if the Warriors would say "no thanks" to the mercurial center.

Cousins traveled with the Sacramento Kings on their road trip to Memphis on Monday, just a day after being sent home by Paul Westphal.

In a statement, the head coach said, "When a player continually, aggressively, lets it be known that he is unwilling/unable to embrace traveling in the same direction as his team, it cannot be ignored indefinitely. DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded. In the best interest of our team as we go forward, he has been directed by me, with the support of management, to stay home."