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Cousins, Davis now NBA teammates

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Updated: 2:08 AM
Kentucky Press News Service

The Sacramento Kings have traded former UK star DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The move will pair Cousins with former UK star Anthony Davis.

The trade was announced late Sunday night following the NBA All-Star game in which Davis scored a record 52 points. The Kings had repeatedly said they would not trade Cousins.

When asked about the trade, Cousins said he was pleased because he'd spent considerable time as a child visiting New Orleans and liked the city.

Former UK player Terrence Jones is with the Pelicans and it's thought he's likely to be traded now.

The trade leaves former UK player Willie Cauley-Stein with the Kings and is likely to increase his playing time.

The trade sent three other players to Sacramento also well as two draft picks.

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