(Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Sacramento Kings/ New Orleans Pelicans trade pairs former Kentucky big men DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.
As New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis scored a record-breaking 52 points and the NBA All-Star Game MVP last Sunday, the much-maligned Pelicans front office was crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s on what will be the biggest trade of the 2016-17 NBA season. The Pelicans acquired Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Omri Casspi in exchange for Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield and first and second round picks in 2017.
The move ends six frustrating seasons in Sac-Town for Cousins and gives New Orleans a main ingredient for a potential balance-shift in the Western Conference if Cousins decides to remain with the Pelicans.