The Western Conference teams now have to double their efforts as the DeMarcus Cousins trade appears to promise the imminent rise of the New Orleans Pelicans in the league. Simply based on the stats of the former Sacramento Kings star and NBA All-Star MVP Anthony Davis, the Jrue Holiday team is anticipated to rise to challenge the Golden State Warriors as the top seed. Not only that, it looks like the Norris Cole squad finally has the answer to the super team of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson.
While Anthony Davis showed off his skills in the NBA All-Star 2017 game, the New Orleans Pelicans front office also got busy to ensure that the MVP won't be going anywhere. During the break, reports came out that the Jrue Holiday squad succeeded in signing a DeMarcus Cousins trade in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway.
The Sacramento Kings also received the first- and second-round draft picks for the explosive center. As for the New Orleans Pelicans, they not got Boogie byt also Omri Casspi to join Anthony Davis in the move.
The DeMarcus Cousins trade was revealed by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. In his report, he hinted that the blockbuster NBA trade might have come as a surprise to the former Sacramento Kings big man as the team kept "promising DeMarcus Cousins privately and publicly that he wouldn't be moved prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline."
After the news of the shocking DeMarcus Cousins trade hit the press, another potential blockbuster deal could be in the works. Rumors are rife that the New Orleans Pelicans are targeting a John Wall contract to complete their very own super team. If this NBA trade pushes through, the Western Conference could be looking at a very different top seed this season.
However, it should be noted that a John Wall trade has yet to be verified. Fans of the Washington Wizards star have different opinions on his future. Some believe that it is time to move out of his partnership with Bradley Beal and take cue from the DeMarcus Cousins trade. Others feel that he should remain loyal to his NBA team.
Meanwhile, the comments from the All-Star leader himself seem to be hinting at a possible move. Amid the recognition he received from his games, John Wall asserted that he wants his accomplishments to pull his team towards the top.
"I've got some individual accolades, that's great, [but] I want to be [on a] team that wins 50 games," shared John Wall when asked of his improvement and future plans. He further reiterated his aim of winning an NBA championship.
What do you think? Will the New Orleans Pelicans finally reach the top seed in the Western Conference with the DeMarcus Cousins trade? Will a John Wall contract still be needed to help Anthony Davis get past the super team of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson?