After spending seven seasons with the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins was traded in a blockbuster deal that sent him to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday (Feb 19).
The Kings traded Cousins and forward Omri Casspi to New Orleans for guard Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, guard Langston Galloway and first-and second-round draft picks this summer.
Cousins, who’s currently averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks this season, had a farewell dinner before departing to his new city.
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017
“My love for this city has never changed … My love for this city has never changed. Even though I’m gone, it will still be the same,” Cousins said. “I’m still looking out for these kids. Every family in this city matters to me. Every soul in this city matters to me. Everything’s the same. I’m just not in a Kings uniform anymore, which is OK. The love will still go on.”
The Pelicans (23–34) return from the All-Star break Thursday against the Houston Rockets.