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Anthony Davis Comments on DeMarcus Cousins Trade to Pelicans

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 8: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans faces off against DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings on November 8, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2017

DeMarcus Cousins is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, and Anthony Davis couldn't be happier. 

"This is an unbelievable weekend," Davis said after news of the trade broke, per ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. "All-Star MVP and now getting Boogie. It doesn't get better than this." 

It's not hard to see why Davis is bursting with enthusiasm on the heels of Cousins' reported arrival. 

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins By the Numbers (2016-17)
PlayerPPGRPGAPGBPGSPGFG%3P%PER
Anthony Davis27.712.02.22.51.350.330.627.3
DeMarcus Cousins27.810.74.91.31.445.135.426.6
Source: Basketball-Reference.com

As if Davis wasn't a big enough matchup nightmare in his own right, New Orleans added arguably the only big man who can equal The Brow's staggering production on a nightly basis. 

To wit: Entering the All-Star break, Cousins and Davis were two of three players—along with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook—averaging at least 25 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. 

But beyond the eye-popping numbers, Cousins will give head coach Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans an unprecedented front line that should wreak havoc in a multitude of ways. 

Not only are Cousins and Davis both capable floor stretchers, but they're among the most mobile bigs the game has to offer.

That means Gentry should be able to roll out some nasty new pick-and-roll combinations and experiment to his heart's content as the Pelicans attempt to vault out of Western Conference purgatory and back into the playoffs.

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