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Trade grades: Winners and losers in the DeMarcus Cousins deal

How far can DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis take the Pelicans? What does this blockbuster trade mean for the future of the Kings? Kevin Pelton grades the trade.

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Can Cousins control emotional outbursts in New Orleans? (1:41)
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Trading Cousins is a 'culture change' (3:36)
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Irving knows Cavs' season is 'far from perfect' (3:19)
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Should Kings fans rejoice? (2:02)
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Hodges glad athletes are using platform for activism (4:32)
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Cousins and Davis show off the Pelicans' new frontcourt (0:20)
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Calipari certain both Cousins and Davis want to win (2:26)
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How good can the Pelicans be with Cousins? (1:09)
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Stephen A. says Carmelo is keeping Dolan close (1:44)
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All-Star weekend in NOLA did not disappoint (1:43)
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Pierre the Pelican meets Blue Ivy Carter (0:27)
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Will Westbrook continue to give KD icy treatment? (2:04)
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Westbrook has fun with reporters asking about Durant (1:04)
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Westbrook and Durant warm up on opposite ends of the court (0:23)
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Davis happy to win ASG MVP in front of home fans (2:34)
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The best moments in All-Star weekend history (4:04)
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Anthony Davis already among the world's best (0:59)

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

File this under "only at All-Star Weekend": Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Rev. Jesse Jackson were on the same commercial flight leaving New Orleans to return to Boston today. No word on whether they discussed the Celtics missing out on trading for DeMarcus Cousins.

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Anthony Davis is happy about the Cousins trade. Since Christmas, he's mostly played the Center position, but he's more effective at the 4-spot.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

"Character matters"? Rondo gay slur last year, stayed on team. Signed Lawson after 4 arrests. DCollison suspended 8 gms this yr. But Boogie.

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DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this season. According to Elias, only 2 players in NBA history finished a season in which they played for more than one NBA team averaging at least 25 points and 10 rebounds - Wilt Chamberlain in 1964-65 (Warriors and 76ers) and Bob McAdoo in 1976-77 (Buffalo Braves and Knicks).

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With 23 points last night, LeBron James has scored 314 points in his 13 All-Star Game appearances, the most by any player in All-Star Game history (Kobe Bryant is second with 290 points).

J.A. Adande @jadande

All NBA rules designed to keep stars in place can be subverted if stars take less $ or if team willing to take less in trade 4 stars(Kings)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say Mavs' approach to deadline isn't impacted by DeMarcus Cousins deal. The Mavs won't pull the plug on fighting for West's final playoff spot. That doesn't necessarily mean the Mavs won't make a trade, but there will not be a fire sale with Dallas veterans.

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

Really was a fantastic All-Star weekend, big 👍🏼 to New Orleans & to the NBA. I'm almost considering asking for a trade to the Pelicans too.

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Russell Westbrook leads the NBA in points scored (1,771). That's the most points scored for any player at the All-Star break since Nate "Tiny" Archibald scored 1,810 points before the break in 1972-73.

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The Warriors are the only NBA team to be in first place at the All-Star Break in each of the last 3 seasons (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17) @EliasSports