Sacramento has agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
Deal with the Pels includes guard Buddy Hield, and a 2017 first-round pick to the Kings for Cousins, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
Sacramento being Sacramento. They reportedly were refusing calls from other teams. Only the Kings wouldn't want a bidding war and would prefer to trade cousins for 50 cents on the dollar.
Celtics reportedly weren't interested, which is odd considering the cheap price.
According to text from league exec, Celtics have NOT been one of the teams trying to get DeMarcus Cousins today.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) February 20, 2017
Agree to disagree, but there has never been any real indication the #Celtics ever wanted anything to do with DeMarcus Cousins.— Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) February 20, 2017
Source w/reasons Pels got Boogie: Cs (too focussed on getting Butler), Orl (could've had him, balked) & Phx (Sac didn't want BKnight).— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) February 20, 2017
Kings reportedly really liked Buddy Hield (just like they really liked Nik Stauskas and Ben McLemore).
Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and a future first- and second-round to Sacramento for DeMarcus Cousins, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2017
Sacramento is sending forward Omri Casspi to New Orleans in DeMarcus Cousins trade, league sources tell @TheVertical— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 20, 2017
There are "mild" protections on New Orleans' 2017 first-round pick, but expectations are that Kings will get to use it in this deep draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
Boogie and AD is fascinating on paper - I love that trade for New Orleans, they could always flip Boogie this summer if it doesn't work.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 20, 2017
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