DeMarcus Cousins Says ‘The Dishonesty’ Of Kings Was Hardest Part About Trade

by February 22, 2017

DeMarcus Cousins was officially introduced as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this afternoon during a press conference and Boogie was forthcoming about his past with the Kings and future with the Pels.

During the presser, Cousins was asked about the trade and said that “the dishonesty” of the Kings was the hardest part about the news:

As has been widely reported, the Kings publicly and privately said that they were not trading the superstar big man and as of a week ago, DMC said he was “very happy” in Sacramento and wanted to sign a $200 million extension with the team in the offseason. That clearly went out the window during All-Star Weekend.

Cousins also said during the press conference that Vlade Divac tried to call him after the deal was done, “but it was already done:”

Following the trade, Cousins gave a tearful goodbye to his fans in Sacramento and thanked them for “dealing with this knucklehead.”

You can watch the full press conference here.

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