The Sacramento Kings are going to do everything in their power to get better during the upcoming offseason. And if that means trading away one of their key pieces like DeMarcus Cousins? Then so be it.

It doesn't sound like the Kings are going to actively seek to trade Cousins away. But George Karl was very open and honest with reporters prior to Sacramento's game against the Lakers last night. And he admitted that, while the Kings aren't going to look to break up their core during the offseason, they are going to explore any and all opportunities that could lead to them getting better.

"I've had some great players and I've never had one player that I have said is untradeable," Karl said. "You always got to be ready for the possibility of a great trade that could come your way."

Karl then went on to admit that he hasn't spoken to Cousins since he was ruled out for the season:

But he said that he wants to work on how he communicates with his star player moving forward.

"I know I respect him a tremendous amount," he said. "I think our give and take and our communication has been almost on a daily basis…Until we can really get to a special place together, I think we've got to continue to communicate, what he wants and what I want."

So where does this leave the Kings? It's kind of unclear as their future is very cloudy at the moment. And while Karl said that he thinks his team "can make a big step next year," we're not going to believe it until we see it.

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[via CSN Bay Area]