Moments after the NBA All-Star Game ended, Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins was informed that he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. As he sat down to speak to the media, who appeared to be his agent leaned in to break the news.
– Manny Vieites (@manny_vieites) February 20, 2017
Boogie reacted with a bit of surprise at first, but then he smiled again for the media.
He said goodbye with all his heart when he made the transition from Sacramento to New Orleans. He has nothing but love for the city of Sacramento, as he mentioned several times. Understand that the NBA is a business and this is only part of the process. It seemed like he had a great time during All-Star Weekend, and you can’t help but think he’s eager to master the painting with Anthony Davis.
The Brow and Boogie through the years
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– New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 20, 2017
Heading into the NBA Playoffs, the top seven seeds are most likely advancing. However, the eighth seed is up for grabs for about six different teams; the Pelicans are in the middle of that group. The Pelicans are just 2.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets, with the (awkward) Kings and Trail Blazers between them.
With two of the best big men in the league since the Twin Towers, along with a decent point guard in Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans could make a legendary push to that eighth spot.
It’s always exciting to see the last leg of the season following All-Star Weekend. After big trades like Boogie to New Orleans happen, the image of the playoffs begins to transform into something incredible. I can’t wait to see what happens!
In the meantime, you’ll want to tune in to watch Boogie’s debut tonight in New Orleans against the Houston Rockets, a team that just acquired former Lakers guard Lou Williams in exchange for Corey Brewer. I know I’ll be watching!