I, like a million other Raptors fans (all numbers estimated), have been championing a DeMarcus Cousins to Toronto move for the longest time. On Sunday, the rumors started swirling very hard when Woj reported the Sacramento Kings were fielding offers for Cousins. By the end of the night, Cousins was headed to New Orleans for a package featuring rookie guard Buddy Hield (what..?).
For a few hours on Sunday, I half-heartedly thought Cousins-to-Toronto was a reality. My emotions ranged from very optimistic:
To really optimistic:
masai went over the data limit on his blackberry bold to send delon wright game highlights from wed to vlade tonight— alex (@steven_lebron) February 20, 2017
To tempting fate a little bit:
the perfect ending for boogie in sacramento would be if these two wrapped up a trade for him to toronto pic.twitter.com/DLwXKehYhd— alex (@steven_lebron) February 20, 2017
i think they should hold out for alonzo mourning, eric williams & aaron williams https://t.co/6ny68IUrKy— alex (@steven_lebron) February 20, 2017
shouts to no one in the kings organization telling vivek he didn't have to trade his franchise player by midnight eastern on all star sunday— alex (@steven_lebron) February 20, 2017
a part of me thinks woj finally tweeted out a random trade scenario and vivek just went with it— alex (@steven_lebron) February 20, 2017
Anyways, there was no way we were getting Cousins since Vivek Ranadive was obsessed with the idea that Buddy Hield would be the next Steph Curry, no deal Masai Ujiri could have offered would have even made it to Vivek’s desk.
But, Cousins’ most lucrative financial path is to not sign an extension with New Orleans this summer and hit free agency after the 2017-18 season. So, let’s take a two week break and then get right back on the Cousins-to-Toronto bandwagon again.
In the meantime: