Kentucky Wildcats fans never got to see Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on the floor at the same time, despite being two years removed from each other. Davis played in the 2011-12 season, the year the Wildcats won it all, and Cousins played on the loaded 2009-10 team (that featured John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Patterson, etc.) that wound up making the Elite Eight.
BBN will now reportedly be able to live out that very fantasy. NBA ace reporter/insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday night that the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings agreed upon a trade that would send Cousins, a multi-time All-Star, to the Pels to join Davis, a fellow multi-time All-Star.
Sacramento has agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
The trade, in its entirety, includes 2016 first round pick Buddy Hield as well as New Orleans’ 2017 first rounder.
Deal with the Pels includes guard Buddy Hield, and a 2017 first-round pick to the Kings for Cousins, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
Omri Casspi will also be part of the deal per Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Cousins and Davis have been among the most successful players in the NBA who’ve been part of the John Calipari era in Lexington. Now, after both going one-and-done in their years with UK, the two big men are set to pair up to form what should be an extremely formidable frontcourt (assuming the trade is accepted and approved by the league, o’course).
Update: Per Marc Stein of ESPN, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway are also included in the deal as well as future first and second rounders.
The Pels have agreed to trade Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and future first- and second-round pick for DeMarcus Cousins, sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2017