DeMarcus Cousins spent the All Star Game on the bench because the Kings were trying to find a team to take one of the best players in the game for a very discounted price. I guess their thought-process was “why get a good package in return for Cousins when we could get a bad one instead”. Watching Cousins learn he’s been traded to the Pelicans is like watching a dog realize he’s on the way to the dog park. A little confused why exactly he’s in the car at first, then little by little putting together the pieces, and then finally
Just happy as can be. Leaving Sacramento and that ridiculous organization behind. Upgrading from Sacramento to New Orleans might be the biggest upgrade city-wise you can make in the NBA. He looked like a guy who learned he’s going to Turks and Caicos instead of Grandma’s smelly condo in Ft Lauderdale. Like yeah, Old Lady Gertrude next door does have delicious Werther’s Originals, but Turks and Caicos has Mardi Gras and Anthony Davis.
As of right now, the Pelicans are 2.5 games out of the 8 seed in the West, and only gave up Buddy Hield for Cousins…who by the way…is still only 26 years old. That’s what’s insane. His best days are still ahead of him. Highway robbery by New Orleans, for sure.