If you thought the Pelicans were going to ball out and be a good team after they got DeMarcus Cousins, well, not just YET as it is a work in progress. The Pelicans got straight blow out. First game after the All Star game and the Pelicans still celebrating the trade winner they got. 129-99, Houston Rockets won. Anthony Davis (29 points) and DeMarcus Cousins (27points) will get it together. Both players played well with dropping over 20 points. It is a team game and they need the other pieces to step up too. Give them some time to get the groove going on. This is more of progress and getting to know each other tendencies on the court.
The first game at the Smoothie King Arena was one to get better from. I know people thinking the New Orleans Pelicans will just be a good team all of a sudden. It doesn’t change over night. The Houston Rockets is a good team. James Harden, having an MVP season, leading his team right. You already know he was going to ball even if he doesn’t score a lot of points. He had a Double-double: 13 points and 14 assists. The whole Rockets team played well, especially newly acquired shooting guard Lou Williams. Willians who was from the Los Angeles Lakers. The baller. Auto-microwave making 7 of 11 3’s in his debut. That man can score a basketball. He had 27 points during the game.
The Pelicans will be getting better, so they are getting their chemistry together. I mean, I didn’t know how the two big man were going to play together. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins looks like they are capable of balling together. The question is, does the coaching staff have to be able to capitalize on each of the star skills set and dominate? The coaching staff starts with the head coach, Alvin Gentry, so he has to formulate a plan for the team to succeed. The coaching staff will play a big role in the success of the New Orleans Pelicans. They got 20 plus games left, so we will see what they got with those games. New Team. Trusting each other. Basketball is back. Big Man. Basketball Night. 😀
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MVP All Star Anthony Davis sure did get a good gift after hearing the New Orleans Management got DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings in a trade after All Star Sunday. I mean, the trade didn’t really make much sense. I know the Sacramento Kings didn’t want to pay DeMarcus Cousins for 5 years and 209 million dollar this off-season. DeMarcus Cousins has maturity problems and he can be emotional. I guess, the Sacramento Kings Front Office wanted a “culture change” (as they say). I guess, they don’t believe in him to be the “franchise player”. Vlade Divac, the General Manager for the Sacramento Kings, didn’t look too confident about in his press conference. I don’t know about this trade. I mean, DeMarcus Cousins is the best big man in the NBA for a trade like this. I mean…uhhh???????? I know Kings’ fans confuse. I would say, its okay (LOL) but pat on the shoulder. Pelicans got DeMarcus Cousins. New Orleans and Pelicans Fans is still buzzing from the All Star Game.
The Sacramento Kings will get 3 guards: Shooting Guard Buddy Hield, Point Guard/Shooting Guard and Small Forward Tyreke Evans who used to play for and got drafted by the Sacramento Kings. Guard Langston Galloway and a first and second round pick in the 2017 Draft from the Pelicans. The New Orleans Pelicans will get Big man DeMarcus and Small Forward Omri Casspi. The deal says it all. This was the news after the All Star Game. They surprised Boogie aka DeMarcus Cousins. I don’t know like you can do way better than that. Lets think positive; though it is a culture change alright.
The question is, since DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are on the same team now, would they play well together? Will they win some playoffs? Will they make a playoff run now? Will they make the playoff to begin with? I know with this trade, people will think the New Orleans Pelicans will be a good team, BUT slow your roll, they still need players around them. I am not sure how they going to play around each other. I want to see how this is going to work out. And the New Orleans Pelicans got to show DeMarcus Cousins this will work if they want to re-sign him this off-season. But…hmmm…they are way below. 500 and at 23-34 records? Lets see what they can do. Lets see what Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will do. DeMarcus Cousins is close to home in Alabama; so maybe him being close to home will be good for him. Lets see what happens. Kentucky Wildcats Players.Two Skilled Big Man.
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