DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins Has Been Set Free!
DeMarcus Cousins has been traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans, and a future first and second round pick.
The last time Evans was in Sacramento, he was actually relevant.
As most of you know, I am a big fan of DMC. His post game is exceptional and his mid-range game is lethal. He even puts up a three from time to time.
Cousins has been ridiculed for his “bad behavior” in Sacramento, deservingly so. But hey, who wouldn’t be upset to have to play on the Kings? This exit could not have been better for Cousins, and it came at the perfect time.
He is a top two big man in the league, and will now play alongside the number one player, Anthony Davis. This season, Cousins has averaged about 28 points, 11 rebounds and has shot 45% from the field. On the other hand, Davis has averaged 28 points, 12 boards and 2.5 blocks per game. As this two-phenom team up has just taken place, the rest of the league should worry, shouldn’t they? Not necessarily.
While this may be the best big-man duo in league history in terms of pure talent, the players who surround these two Kentucky bigs aren’t much of a threat. Jrue Holiday is a solid player, yet the Pelicans are going to need a few more puzzle pieces in place to compete for a championship.
I believe the Pelicans will make some more moves before the trade deadline, and will have a good shot at making the playoffs, barring injury.
AD and DMC are the perfect combination. They are both excellent down low in the post, can shoot from anywhere on the floor, and are versatile. Cousins provides toughness down low while Davis has an unmatched athletic prowess and is a defensive terror.
While the Pelicans sit at 23-34, they are only 2.5 games out of the 8th seed in the Western Conference.
Can these two average over 50 a game combined? Can they make the playoffs? Will Cousins even resign? Who will they get next?
With all these questions looming, we will need to wait and see how this plays out. If nothing more, we will definitely be entertained.
Maybe that all-Kentucky NBA team can become a reality after all.
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About me: I’m Spencer Alexander Zied, a 12th grader from New York, New York. I love to play basketball and tennis, and am a big fan of the Knicks, Giants and the Yankees. I’m also a big fan of First Take and Sportscenter on ESPN2. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram (szied713).