Boogie to The Big Easy.
Last night the Sacramento Kings finally parted ways with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, trading him to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second rounder.
While Cousins' contract is up at the end of this season, the Pelicans are confident that he'll sign an extension to stay in The Big Easy to play alongside fellow Kentucky Wildcats alum, Anthony Davis.
Following last night's All-Star Game and the official announcement of the trade, Boogie and his agent weren't even sure where to go considering he was already in his new home city.
We don't even know where to go... pic.twitter.com/NV1ySfJvun— Andrew Rogers (@Andrew_Rogers_) February 20, 2017
According to ESPN, the Lakers were also in talks with the Kings to acquire Boogie but their unwillingness to trade rookie big man Brandon Ingram paved the way for Cousins to NOLA.
Twitter, of course, had plenty to say about the new twin tower tandem in New Orleans as well as what the Kings received back in return.
Boogie went from a small market team that's 9 games under .500 to a small market team that's 11 games under .500 - he has to be psyched.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 20, 2017
“CAN WE GET ANTHONY DAVIS SOME HELP?” - All of us in November— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 20, 2017
Dell Demps: ‘HOLD. MY. BEER.”
If you have friends who are Kings fans, hug them. Can't believe that's all Sac got in a trade for a player of Boogie's caliber.— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) February 20, 2017
Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/B0wjlZFTZk— Racial Draft (@TheRaceDraft) February 20, 2017
Kings: what will you give us for DeMarcus Cousins, 3x all star, 2x all NBA— adam ferrone (@_rone) February 20, 2017
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
BREAKING: The Kings release new logo after trading away DeMarcus Cousins. pic.twitter.com/77FsvPusDa— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) February 20, 2017
Kings franchise: Cousins is the best center in the league and wants to stay in Sac and fans love him— Bridie Carinci (@BridieCarinci) February 20, 2017
Also Kings franchise: Trade him pic.twitter.com/3mBWLHvyeP
Exclusive look at what the Kings got in return for Demarcus Cousins pic.twitter.com/sEfG3RpiaU— Patriots won the SB (@June__NYC) February 20, 2017
The Nuggets got more first-round picks for Timofey Mozgov than the Kings got for DeMarcus Cousins.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) February 20, 2017
Demarcus Cousins when he finds out he doesn't even have to leave New Orleans tonight pic.twitter.com/BdAJ5VIiL0— idek (@darintellect) February 20, 2017
In less than an hour Anthony Davis won All Star MVP and turned Buddy Hield into a franchise center - someone buy him a shot and a stogie.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 20, 2017
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis be like...😂— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) February 20, 2017