Years ago

Kings to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

Lakers were in the mix at one point too, but Pels it is:

Deal with the Pels includes guard Buddy Hield, and a 2017 first-round pick to the Kings for Cousins, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Sources: New Orleans is also sending the Kings a 2017 second-round pick (via Philadelphia) and Tyreke Evans in deal, league sources said.
- Woj

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Years ago

Wow straight after his interview with ESPN saying how he wanted to be a King for life. lol owned

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Years ago

Pelican's made out like bandits on this trade. Vlade and Vivek really screwed the pooch on this.

It's debatable that the pairing of Boogie and AD could be best big man pairing since Robinson and Duncan?

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Years ago

Boogie and AD together will be crazy. I wonder how the Warriors feel about the possibility of playing them in the first round of the playoffs...

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Years ago

Good trade for NOLA but outside of those 2 they have Holiday and some trash. Very big heavy and don't really have a starting calibre 2 or 3, no second unit and no first rounder in a reasonably stacked draft, so still have a way to go to be considered a contender. Good start though.

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Years ago

"Vlade and Vivek really screwed the pooch on this."

They screw up everything they do.

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Agent 15  
Years ago

Pelicans getting Boggie for a bag of chips really... but I dont think with the way the NBA is played these days that the combination of Boogie & Davis will work? I think its a good trade by them given they are giving up next to nothing (considering where they stand in the West they are close to making the 8).

Will Boogie sign an extension is the next big question...

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Even if Cousins doesn't re-sign, they only have to give up a mid 1st rounder and a second rounder. Losing Heild hurts a little but its easily made up for by adding a superstar to help AD.

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Years ago

NOLA now up the stakes in the free agent market for 2017. The 1,2 and 3 are strong with CP3, Hayward, Lowry, George Hill, Porter, Teague, KCP, Reddick, Tucker, Mills etc becoming available.

You're correct Dave regarding stock behind Boogie and AD, they haven't got much. Holiday will probably re-sign, but they can probably get some pieces with Asik and Terrance Jones.

Kings will go into full tank mode and hope to keep the pick they owe the Bulls (top 10 protected). Keeping Boogie probably meant this pick would of ended up with Chicago.

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Years ago

Will the NBA ever return to a Twin Towers type set up?

Pelicans got an absolute steal here and can assume some of the pressure will be taken off Davis to hold up the team, but what can NOLA really do with what they've got now?

Interested to see if Boogie's attitude will change for the better.

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Years ago


I really need to check my log in.

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Years ago

3rd time lucky

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Years ago

Twin Towers hells yeah

Best I've felt as a Pels fan since the CP3 days

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Years ago

Cousins is a headcase though. goooooooood luck

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Years ago

Did someone say Calipari to the Pelicans?

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Years ago

There's very little risk if Boogie doesn't pan out in the next 18 months. To only lose Buddy (who is not the next Steph Curry, let's call that now) and a couple of picks this year for this experiment is worthwhile. Compelling experiment coming up.

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

If they can form a big 3 this off-season -- maybe with Paul, Redick, Hayward, KCP, Otto Porter etc. -- Boogie will stay I reckon

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