Bold Prediction for NBA Season: DeMarcus Cousins traded at deadline

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Last season at the trade deadline, the New Orleans Pelicans stole DeMarcus Cousins at the deadline. It was a deal they had to make.

But will it work? Can Anthony Davis and Cousins — with Jrue Holiday at the point — turn the Pelicans into a playoff team?

I don’t think so, and when it goes sideways I expect the Pelicans to trade Cousins at the trade deadline. Again. The Pelicans are not going to get anything of actual value for him, but they will decide something is better than nothing. Cousins will be on the move again, then be a free agent next summer.

If this disaster scenario comes to pass, expect to see a housecleaning on the basketball side in New Orleans.