The Kings and Pelicans stunned the basketball world yesterday with a trade that brought Sacramento Kings players Demarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to New Orleans in return for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and 2017 second-round pick.
Yes, you’re reading that right and unfortunately for Kings fans there are no typos. ‘Boogie’ Cousins, one of the best big men in basketball, was traded away for an injury-prone player that used to be on the Kings, a rookie, a player you’ve probably never heard of, and two picks.
Here are some highlights to the madness:
I don’t even think @NBA2K would let that trade happen even with the trade override option off LOL
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) February 20, 2017
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 20, 2017
Kings new logo. pic.twitter.com/ZQhgmuhY9C
— Sport News Inc. (@tnick537_nick) February 20, 2017
Forreal ? https://t.co/nEyvSEcFnR
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) February 20, 2017
😳 This is when it’s clear that basketball is a business. I’ll miss the hell out of my dog, but the Sac community will miss him even more.
— Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) February 20, 2017