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Sources: Kings agree to deal Cousins to Pelicans

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ICYMI: DeMarcus Cousins traded to the Pelicans in exchange for 3 players and a future 1st- and 2nd-round pick. es.pn/2m3MnQJ

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Couple of NBA guys I spoke to, however, were surprised at how little Sacramento wound up getting for DeMarcus Cousins. Issue was GM's ultimately scared to make huge financial commitment with him. That obviously included the Kings.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

One NBA GM to ESPN on the Boogie Cousins trade: "It was bad deal. Now New Orleans will pay him close to 200 million. Sacramento just did not want to pay him. Only Vivek wanted him. New Orleans was desperate -- and Sacramento is free!"

Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN

Boogie Cousins and Anthony Davis have combined for 17 games this season w at least 30 pts, 15 rebs - rest of NBA has 14 such games combined

Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN

3 players in the NBA are averaging at least 25 ppg and 10 rpg: -Russell Westbrook -New Teammates Boogie Cousins and Anthony Davis

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Pelicans new center DeMarcus Cousins on private Kings plane back to Sacramento with his assistant and family, source said. Only Kings employee is PR guru Chris Clark.? Cousins is expected to return back to New Orleans on Tuesday.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Just spoke to Anthony Davis. HUGE smile when talking about the trade that is expected to bring DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. "This is an unbelievable weekend. All-Star MVP and now getting Boogie. It doesn't get better than this." AD said he hasn't heard anything official from management or talked to Cousins yet.