The Kings did what the Kings do best, screw things up. I took a day to write this because I was actually in shock that it happened. Before i get into the trade let me tell you how bad this organization is. At one point they had DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans, Hassan Whiteside and Isaiah Thomas at the same time. Now they only have Tyreke Evans and they only got him by trading away the best center in the league. This entire organization is pathetic.
Now to the trade. On paper it’s a bad trade but in reality it’s an awful trade. I’ve seen people try and defend this but you can’t. Vlade Divac says he turned down a better trade two days earlier and accepted this garbage, also the Kings owner swears Buddy Hield is the next Steph Curry so we know he’s crazy. Now I don’t think this makes the Pelicans a playoff team but that’s not the point, the point is the Kings got rid of Cousins to rebuild but didn’t get any valuable pieces to rebuild with!
It’s not that the Kings traded Cousins it’s that they got two average role players, an okay player in Hield and two draft picks. The kicker with the picks is one is a second rounder and the first rounder is a protected pick. So if the Pelicans crash and burn the Kings don’t even get the pick! The Kings are officially the Cleveland Browns of the NBA.
Below is the best reaction to finding you just got traded.