Buzz Poll: Is the trade to New Orleans good for DeMarcus Cousins?


After the defensive showcase of the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday night, the basketball world got some rim-rocking news with one of its more controversial stars.

DeMarcus Cousins was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans with Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, ‎Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, the Pelicans’ first-round pick and the Philadelphia 76ers’ second-round pick this year.

Cousins has averaged 21.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for his career, which started back in 2010 when the Kings took him with the fifth pick in the NBA Draft. But he’s perhaps better known for his clashes with reporters, teammates, coaches on an underachieving team.

But now he has a fresh start — and some expectations for a team that has some talent you might have heard of. Tell us what you think with our two Buzz Poll questions below or via a comment or on Twitter.

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NBA D-League record-breaker Russ Smith has plenty of cardboard

Russ-Smith-1There was big news out of the NBA Developmental League this week and it involves a player with plenty of cardboard you could want to collect.

Delaware 87ers guard Russ Smith scored a league-record 65 points in a 140-129 loss, connecting on 24 of 42 field goals and 16 of 20 free throws in the game.

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