After the All Star game on Sunday night, one of the biggest blockbusters of recent memory took place that sent Demarcus Cousins to New Orleans, teaming him up with this year’s All Star Game MVP Anthony Davis. The deal sent shockwaves throughout the NBA and it really came as a shock to Cousins as you can see in this video.
My friend got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch. pic.twitter.com/iBRyMf1UP7
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) February 21, 2017
But after all the hooplah from this deal has cleared up what impact has this had on the rest of the league?
Well for starters, the Pelicans become a much more dangerous team and they now house arguably the best frontcourt since Tim Duncan and David Robinson. All of a sudden this team is one you that you won’t want to run into during the playoffs because of The Brow’s and Boogie’s size and skill.
This move should have a lot of teams and even the Warriors worried about how they will match up. The Achilles heel of the Warriors if they’ve had one at all has been their lack of size. Draymond might be able to guard one of them but do we really expect Zaza Pachulia to be able to check the other one?
The Warriors were able to turn away the Pelicans back in the 2015 playoffs even with Davis going off game after game but if there’s two big guys dominating inside it’s hard to imagine the Warriors winning easily.
Since the blockbuster trade teams have been trying to make moves to keep up or adjust. Many front offices are now wondering if they should try to get bigger to match up with the newly formed two-headed dragon in New Orleans.
One thing is for sure though, New Orleans put the whole league on notice.