Social Media is just a really weird thing and is something I don’t even understand despite being a sports analyst. I do know, however, if someone blocks or unfollows you on any platform, something went terribly wrong. DeMarcus Cousins was supposed to build the next twin towers in New Orleans but the fit has never been perfect. Which makes sense considering centers are virtually irrelevant in today’s NBA.
Cousins and the Pelicans look like they are headed for a divorce after the star center unfollowed the organization on Instagram:
If Boogie prefers to sign with another team, the Mavericks, Hawks, and Lakers could be in play. The problem for Cousins is teams may be wary about paying a 7-footer who is coming off a torn Achilles. It’s even harder to blame them when you consider the fact that Cousins has always been a guy who is difficult to deal with to put it lightly.
Zach Lowe of ESPN brought up an interesting point that may have set Cousins off:
“The Pelicans have broached internally the idea of offering Cousins a two- or three-year deal at less than the max, per sources familiar with the discussions. I would not expect that to go over well with Cousins’ camp. But the Pelicans have the dual leverage of winning without Cousins and a tepid market for him.”
If I were a team that had cap space and had a coach in place that actually had a spine and could use Cousins passion in a positive way, I would absolutely take a chance on him. Cousins, 27, averaged 25.2 points per game this past season. He can also shoot the 3-pointer at an efficient rate (35.4 percent) making him a center worth investing in during the modern day NBA.