Here is how the league reacted to the swap.
When news broke that the Kings had reportedly agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and 2017 first- and second-round picks, the basketball world lost its collective mind.
This included fellow players in the league, which will now have to deal with an insanely-talented frontcourt each time they face New Orleans. Here is how the league reacted to the swap.
Get your Legos out it's time to rebuild...— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) February 20, 2017
Wow.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) February 20, 2017
Wow!— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) 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
😳— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) February 20, 2017
New Orleans made a huge upgrade..— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) February 20, 2017
Sac set themselves up to rebuild, and start new.
3 year timeline to see who wins
Boogie to the pelicans 👀👀— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) February 20, 2017
Wow 😳— Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) February 20, 2017
Cousins’s manager, and Cousins, both had reactions as well.
The Pelicans seemed excited:
Cousins, 26, has one year remaining on his deal. He's averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists this season.
– Kenny Ducey