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Instant Fantasy Basketball reaction: Kings, Pelicans shake up Fantasy world with DeMarcus Cousins trade stat : CBS Sports

as declared in Mere hours after the All-Star game ended in New Orleans, the Sacramento Kings completed a trade to send Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans .
However, shrewd Fantasy players can look at the Kings right now and see opportunities for value.
Both are adept ball handlers for big men, and Cousins even joins the Pelicans averaging just shy of 5.0 assists per game.
That is not a good place to start with, in other words, however Fantasy players should be willing to go out and grab Hield where available.
Fantasy players have been waiting for someone like Nerlens Noel to be unleashed all season, and Cauley-Stein might have that kind of potential down the stretch.

Instant Fantasy Basketball reaction: Kings, Pelicans shake up Fantasy world with DeMarcus Cousins trade

as declared in With the trade, Cousins loses the chance to sign a five-year, $209 million designated maximum contract extension this summer.
Neither the NBA nor the Kings wanted news of Cousins trade talk to overshadow the game.
Cousins had indicated a desire to sign the five-year extension, and Divac made a public statement earlier in the month that the Kings wouldn’t trade him before the deadline.
After promising DeMarcus Cousins privately and publicly that he wouldn’t be moved prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings unloaded the three-time All-Star center to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
2 overall pick Brandon Ingram to be included in a package was rejected by Los Angeles, league sources said.

Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

as declared in In retrospect, the 2 minutes, 27 seconds DeMarcus Cousins spent on court in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game turned out to be a showcase for what was to come.
“This is an unbelievable weekend,” Davis said to EPSN.com when told of the trade.
MORE: Anthony Davis sets All-Star Game scoring recordSacramento also will receive guards Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway and a 2017 second-round pick (via Philadelphia), the report said.
Ironically, Cousins’ new top running mate, Anthony Davis, earned MVP honors with a record 52 points as Cousins watched from the bench.
Forward Omri Casspi is headed to New Orleans with Cousins.

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