DeMarcus Cousins claims he and Anthony Davis could have done ‘something special’ with Pelicans
Cousins tore his Achilles tendon in 2018. The Pelicans then chose not to re-sign Cousins in the summer of 2018, so he signed with the Golden State Warriors.
A few months later, Davis requested a trade from the Pelicans:
“We clicked. It was, I believe, something special,” Cousins told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the latest episode of the All The Smoke Podcast. “I think we could’ve went on a run. Once we got everything around us correct, there was no stopping us.”
Cousins was averaging 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds before he tore his Achilles with the Pelicans against the Houston Rockets. He was well on his way to signing a lucrative contract with New Orleans that offseason. It’s unfortunate how injuries can come at the worst times.
The Pelicans swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2018 playoffs. They fell to the Warriors in the second round. Many people believe the Pelicans could have given the Warriors a run for their money if Cousins was healthy and playing.
Davis and Cousins are teammates again, this time on the Los Angeles Lakers. Cousins has yet to play this season because of his ACL injury. Boogie is trying to play in the postseason, but it’s unclear if he’s going to get medically cleared to play.