Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are about to be one of the NBA’s most feared duos.
The Sacramento Kings, after more than a year of endless trade rumors, reportedly dealt Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, citing league sources.
Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this season. He was a Western Conference reserve in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, which was in New Orleans.
The acquisition of Cousins allows the Pelicans to move Davis — one of the league’s best players — to power forward, which is his natural position.
New Orleans is 2.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. The Pelicans have reached the playoffs only once in the last five seasons.
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