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2017 Schedule
23-34, 4th in Southwest
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Can Pelicans change Cousins? (1:49)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

On why he changed his number to #0, new Pels center DeMarcus Cousins told The Undefeated via text: "New life..." Cousins wore #15 with the Kings.

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Playing alongside Davis will benefit Cousins (1:41)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins will wear No. 0 with the Pelicans.

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16h

Is James Harden as good as he says he is?

The HTD crew discusses DeMarcus Cousins' move to New Orleans, checks in on men's college basketball, and ponders if James Harden is as much of an MVP as he thinks he is.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans will introduce DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi at a press conference tomorrow morning.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
17hESPN.com

Boogie is greeted with Southern hospitality

As Boogie leaves the Kings and his Sacramento fan base behind, the city of New Orleans is making sure the newest Pelican feels welcome.

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18h

R&K: Magic takes over Lakers & life advice

The guys hope Magic Johnson is better running the Lakers than he is at running his Twitter account, plus why trading Boogie was good for the Kings and life advice.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans released the following statement from owner Tom Benson regarding the trade of DeMarcus Cousins: "I could not be more excited to add DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans. I know that everyone is thrilled with the anticipation of DeMarcus and Anthony (Davis) and Jrue (Holiday) and the rest of our team hitting the floor on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets. We are only a few games behind in the playoff hunt and I want to bring an NBA Championship to this city. I think this trade puts us in a position where we are now more improved and can make a run. The NBA All Star Weekend was a great weekend for New Orleans and Anthony was a worthy MVP, and then we topped it off with a trade for one of the best players in the NBA," said Tom Benson, Owner of the New Orleans Pelicans. "I was appreciative of Mickey (Loomis) for keeping me updated daily during the trade talks and I was 110% behind the decision. I hope all of our fans welcome DeMarcus and Omri with open arms to our great city."

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18h

R&K: Rosenberg on the celebrity game

Why the Boogie Cousins trade was actually a good thing for the Kings plus Peter Rosenberg on his celebrity game appearance and an epic life advice call.

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19h

Lowe on why Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins

ESPN.com's Zach Lowe covers the DeMarcus Cousins trade, Vlade Divac's post-deal remarks, Magic Johnson's new role, the Celtics' deadline plans and the futures of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose.

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19h

NBA Lockdown: Lakers' Shocker, Boogie Trade

Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton share their thoughts on the Demarcus Cousins trade, react to Magic Johnson's new position with the Lakers and much more.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins told reporters in Sacramento he was "shocked" to learn of the news that he'd been traded, but that the Pelicans have "made the situation a lot more comfortable" by sending coach Alvin Gentry and GM Dell Demps on the plane to bring him to New Orleans. "It's been hard," Cousins said, according to ABC 10 in Sacramento. "For it to just happen overnight, and then to just come home [from the All-Star Game] -- I've got to rush to get things done. My mindset was I was coming home to relax for a couple days. It's been a hectic two days, but that's the nature of the beast."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and GM Dell Demps took a private plane to Sacramento to pick up new additions DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Cassi, according to ABC10 producer Sean Cunningham.

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Boogie never finished business with Kings

Despite all of his personal success in Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins never played a postseason game for the Kings. As a result, he made NBA history.

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Davis and Cousins join elite big-man combos (1:32)
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Stephen A. says Calipari belongs in college (1:41)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.421st
Rebounds Per Game43.913th
Assists Per Game22.5Tied-13th
Points Allowed106.522nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172334.404
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329

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