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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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Did the Pelicans win the trade with Cousins? (2:23)
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Kings GM says team had better offer for Cousins (0:58)
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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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Can Cousins control emotional outbursts in New Orleans? (1:41)
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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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Over the last 4 seasons, 23 of the 24 teams in 1st place at the All-Star Break finished the season in 1st place. Only team that didn't was the Hawks, last season. (Via Elias Sports Bureau)

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).