Demarcus Cousins has been saved

Demarcus Cousins has been saved

Matt Belinson, Reporter

     NBA basketball provides talented players across the league and each star brings something special to a team. The Sacramento Kings, an NBA team with a history of losing seasons, traded away their best player.

     In the NBA, if a team is without a star player, the playoffs are dream. Demarcus Cousins, a center, was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last week. Cousins was traded for a variety of unskilled,young and faded assets. Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and a first round pick were given for Cousins. The NBA world was in shock after the trade was finished.

     Isaiah Thomas, a point guard for the Boston Celtics, made a snarky comment on Twitter after the official news. “I don’t think NBA2K would let that trade happen even with the trade override option off LOL.”

     The Kings made a bad trade, no doubt, and will face the repercussions of bad relationships and trades for years to come. Demarcus on the other hand, is ready to begin a bright future.

     The new home for Cousins, the New Orleans Pelicans, are currently two games back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Pelican’s roster is led by one of the top three big men, Anthony Davis. Davis is having a great year, averaging 27.7 points, 12 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. The Pelicans can now have two of the top five big men in the league on the same roster. Cousins was not fazed when he heard the news.

     During the end of the All-Star Postgame press conference, Cousin’s agent leaned into his ear and told the news. Demarcus said, “oh really and then “nah, it’s good”. He then smiled when he was asked about the city and how he enjoyed the weekend. Cousins may have seemed unfazed, but on the inside, he knew that his future will begin.

     The Sacramento Kings are now in a position of embarrassment, and rebuilding. The Kings gave away the only player that produced for the team. The management has become a laughing stock, and even admitted that they received better offers. Now that Cousins has left, Sacramento will look to develop the players they have.

     The NBA trade deadline is today at 3 pm. If the Kings want to rebound from the the bad deal, the trade deadline will be the spot to improve.