Knicks fans can now throw away all rumors of Boogie as the man himself, DeMarcus Cousins, has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
DeMarcus Cousins has been freed of the Kings.
The Sacramento Kings agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to trade Cousins according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Kings will receive the Pelicans’s sixth round pick from last year’s draft, Buddy Hield, former King Tyreke Evans, as well as a first and second-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
ESPN’s Marc Stein added that Langston Galloway will also be heading to the Kings as part of the deal.
The new Pelican currently averages 27.8 PPG, 10.7 RPG and 4.7 APG. Cousins will be paired up with fellow Kentucky alum Anthony Davis, in what is most certainly the league’s most dangerous front court.
The trade deadline is here, ladies and gentlemen. And it is here with a bang.
Sources: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans. @WojVerticalNBA report. https://t.co/PFbgwlmnLx pic.twitter.com/O2VqBwyyFM
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) February 20, 2017
Stunning acquisition for New Orleans, which will send its first-round picks in 2017 and 2019 along with players (Hield, Evans +) for Cousins
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 20, 2017
As much as anything, Sacramento wants to build a culture free of Cousins. In the end, they changed course on committing $200M to him.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20, 2017
BREAKING: Pelicans agree to trade 3 players, including Buddy Hield, and future 1st and 2nd round picks to Kings for DeMarcus Cousins. pic.twitter.com/0ooVSCBm2J
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 20, 2017