The NBA world was thrown for a loop on Sunday evening. No, it had nothing to do with Kevin Durant finding Russell Westbrook for an alley-oop at the All-Star Game. It surely didn’t have anything to do with Anthony Davis dropping a game record 52 points.
Instead, it was all about the news coming out of California’s capital city. The Sacramento Kings absolutely shocked the NBA world, sending All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to team up with Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.
Rumors of trade discussions heated up as day turned to evening on Sunday, but nothing was really etched in stone until The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped his patented Wojo bomb.
Sacramento has agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017
In return for their enigmatic former center, Sacramento received rookie top-10 pick Buddy Hield, wing Tyreke Evans, guard Langston Galloway, two first-round picks and a second rounder. Omri Casspi also heads to New Orleans in the deal.
Here are our biggest takeaways from this monumental in-season trade.