The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans shocked the basketball world by pulling off a blockbuster trade which sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, shortly after the All-Star Game concluded in New Orleans on Sunday night.
Twitter had a lot to say about the trade, and most of the chatter — although certainly not from Kings play-by-play man Grant Napear — has been mocking the Sacramento front office:
The Nuggets got more first-round picks for Timofey Mozgov than the Kings got for DeMarcus Cousins.
— devin kharpertian (@uuords) February 20, 2017
I have no idea if this trade will work for NOLA, but you deal Evans, Hield, Galloway and a 1st/2nd for Cousins in a microsecond.
— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) February 20, 2017
After the Boogie Cousins trade, the Kings' play-by-play guy goes Full Trump. pic.twitter.com/64uGijjZ3h
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) February 20, 2017
The Kings won't do this deal in NBA 2K17 pic.twitter.com/ERaK6TzVfq
— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) February 20, 2017
The Pelicans basically did a force trade in MyGM
— Kenny Bodega (@IOnlySayFacts) February 20, 2017
Me to a NBA front office guy – "I don't get the Kings."
NBA front office guy – "No one does."
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) February 20, 2017
Apologies. I'm just stunned by the Kings' 180 on a guy they were willing to give $200M to just a few weeks ago.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 20, 2017
haters: "You couldn't convince me to take DeMarcus Cousins for free."
haters, now: "Oh, well, yeah, gotta do that deal."
— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) February 20, 2017
Gut-reaction trade grades:
— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) February 20, 2017
Let's not be too hard on the Kings. We've all made mistakes after a crazy weekend on Bourbon Street.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 20, 2017
If you have friends who are Kings fans, hug them. Can't believe that's all Sac got in a trade for a player of Boogie's caliber.
— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) February 20, 2017
The Suns traded the Kings more to get the 8th pick in the 2016 Draft than the Pelicans traded the Kings to get DeMarcus Cousins.
— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) February 20, 2017
The Kings said "GIVE US THE WORLD" and the Pels were like, "We've got 12 bucks and half a jar of mayonnaise" and the Kings were like, "DEAL"
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) February 20, 2017
I can't wait for DeMarcus Cousins to get ejected in EST now
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) February 20, 2017
ANTHONY DAVIS AND DEMARCUS COUSINS ARE ON THE SAME TEAM
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) February 20, 2017
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 20, 2017
Bryan Colangelo: I'm the worst GM in sports.
Vlade Divac: Hold my beer, Bryan.
— #DeadInsideHive (@_Philly_Talk) February 20, 2017
That one time Demarcus Cousins went to NOLA for the all star break and never came back
— Caden Malone (@MaloneCaden) February 20, 2017
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) February 20, 2017
This trade is honestly insulting to the city of Sacramento and the loyal #Kings fans who saved the franchise in the first place. Unreal.
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) February 20, 2017
If the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins last summer or the summer before like they should've they wouldn't have been forced to settle for this.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 20, 2017
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) February 20, 2017
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 20, 2017