Color me, color everyone shocked: the NBA trade deadline is right around the corner, and there’s finally some big news to report.
Kings and Pelicans discussing a trade that sends Buddy Hield & multiple 1st round picks to Sacramento for Cousins. (via @MikeAScotto)
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 19, 2017
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Kings have reengaged teams on trade talks for DeMarcus Cousins after previously stating that he was off the table.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) February 20, 2017
And just like that: the rumors became fact. According to many outlets, the Pelicans have made a deal for the Kings big man.
— Manny Vieites (@manny_vieites) February 20, 2017
The haul is relatively weak for Boogie, with the Pelicans surrendering Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield, and two future picks, including the Pelicans’ 2017 first.
If your friend offers you what the Pelicans offered for Boogie Cousins you probably just kick him out of the fantasy league
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) February 20, 2017
This move will undoubtedly shake up the Western Conference, and may very well change the landscape of the New Orleans franchise. Wow.