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Demarcus Cousins Traded to New Orleans

DeMarcus Cousins

Former Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. In return, the Kings will get Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and future first-round and second-round picks in the NBA draft. Since this trade happened the day of the 2017 All-Star game, Cousins was not aware, as he was playing in the game.

Videos taken after his post-game interviews show his agent coming up to him, notifying him that he had been traded. By the looks of the video, it seems like they had problems in Sacramento, which wound up being the main cause for Cousins getting traded. The funny thing about it is that the All-Star game was in New Orleans. And when Cousins was asked about how much he liked New Orleans, he started to say that it was the greatest city, and how much he loved it since he’s now a member of the team, all without the public knowing until later that night.

For the past three years, Cousins has made the All-Star team due to his remarkable position playing at center. This year, he’s averaging around 26 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and around three assists per game. He is a great player, and he has the potential to fit very well in New Orleans alongside fellow All-Star player Anthony Davis. Both of these players definitely have talents to add, and could help New Orleans become a better team with the young talent that is there.

Cousins is a great player all around. The only exception is his attitude, which has been relatively bad while playing with the Kings, and has caused them to have many technical problems. Cousins has also been sent off on many occasions in games over the past few years. So far, we are halfway through the NBA season and Cousins already has a career-high 19 technical fouls. He has already reached this career-high only halfway through the season.

This could have been another reason why the Sacramento Kings decided to get rid of the All-Star center. Now that Cousins is in his prime as a basketball player, he is expected to play for a new team. For Cousins, this could either be a bad or good situation. Since he was on the Kings for the first seven years of his career, it might be tough for him to experience a new team so suddenly midway through the season.

By the looks of it, however, Cousins doesn’t seem like he is bothered by anything. That is just his personality. Moving on with the season, it’s going to be very exciting to see the New Orleans Pelicans play, due to the two young All-Stars they added. Both of them went to Kentucky to play basketball, so they already have something in common.
Both Davis and Cousins are MVP caliber basketball players, and now that they are on the same team, who knows what might happen? They might bring the Pelicans farther than they have ever gone before.