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Kings Trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

The Sacramento Kings have traded All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.  The Kings will also send Omri Casspi to NOLA while the Pelicans will send back Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-rounder.

DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis & Jrue Holiday can compete in the TOUGH Western Conference, and even with a 22-34 record, New Orleans is just 2.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the 8th playoff spot.

For fantasy owners, Cousins and Davis will continue to be some of the best players to own, but I am not sure this makes them any better.  Jrue Holiday owners are the real winners of this trade.  E'twaun Moore and Solomon Hill becoming starters leaves New Orleans with a very thin bench on the wings and with Langston Galloway gone, we could see Tim Frazier getting some playing time again.

Over in SacTown, Willie Cauley-Stein, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos should now become nice pieces to add to your roster.  It will be interesting to see if Darren Collison and Ty Lawson can continue their level of play without Boogie and who will become the go to on offense.  Tyreke Evans could cut into Matt Barnes minutes/production (Kings waived Barnes).  If Evans he can stay healthy could be a nice scoring option for fantasy owners.  Hield was the reason the Kings made this trade so don't expect 30 minutes for Ben McLemore.

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Kings Trade DeMarcus  Cousins to Pelicans