DeMarcus Cousins denies trade request

Why did Paul Westphal seek to make an example out of DeMarcus Cousins?

The Sacramento Kings on Sunday said that DeMarcus Cousins had requested a trade and excused him from the team's game against the New Orleans Hornets. "I want to address my missing the New Orleans game Sunday," Cousins said.

Not-so-kissing Cousins: Some amazing drama in Sacramento, where second-year center DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded. Coach Paul Westphal found the situation so distracting, he told Cousins not to bother showing up for last night's game

Why did Paul Westphal seek to make an example out of DeMarcus Cousins?

Why did Paul Westphal seek to make an example out of DeMarcus Cousins?