DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans, teaming up with Anthony Davis

02/20/2017 09:20 AM

DeMarcus Cousins is finally getting a fresh start.

According to multiple reports, the Sacramento Kings agreed late on Sunday night to trade Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for three players and two 2017 draft picks.

Cousins will team up with fellow former Wildcat great Anthony Davis. The two are both having dominant seasons. Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Davis is averaging 27.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.

In six and a half seasons with the Kings, Cousins averaged 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. While he has been the Kings best player his whole career, there were growing concerns about his future in Sacramento. Trade rumors popped up throughout Cousins time in Sacramento because of his attitude problems on and off the court.

This is a good landing spot for Cousins, who has always claimed that he loves the city of New Orleans.

The Pelicans come out of the All-Star break with a 23-34 record and currently sit at 11th in the Western Conference Standings. Cousins will look to make his debut on Thursday, February 23 against the Houston Rockets at home.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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