Kings Trade Cousins to Pelicans for Hield, Evans, Galloway, and Two Future Draft Picks

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The Sacramento Kings have traded center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for shooting guards Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway as well as two future NBA draft picks; one first round selection, and one second round selection.

Cousins, 26, has been in the NBA for 7 seasons, all with the Kings. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 65 games and averaged 34.6 minutes per game, 26.9 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game, 1.4 blocks per game, and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 45.1% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range, and 71.8% from the free throw line.

This season, Cousins has played in 55 games and averaged 34.4 minutes per game, 27.8 points per game, 10.6 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game, 1.3 blocks per game, and 1.4 steals per game. He is shooting 45.2% from the field, 35.6% from 3-point range, and 77.0% from the free throw line.

Over his 7-year NBA career, Cousins has played in 470 games and averaged 31.9 minutes per game, 21.1 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game, 3.0 assists per game, 1.2 blocks per game, and 1.4 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 45.9% from the field, 32.2% from 3-point range, and 73.4% from the free throw line.

Hield, 23, has been in the NBA for 1 seasons. That season is this season with the Pelicans. So far this season, Hield has played in 57 games and averaged 20.4 minutes per game, 8.6 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, and 1.3 steals per game. He is shooting 39.2% from the field, 36.9% from 3-point range, and 87.9% from the free throw line.

Evans, 27, has been in the NBA for 8 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 25 games and averaged 30.6 minutes per game, 15.2 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, 6.6 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 43.3% from the field, 38.8% from 3-point range, and 79.6% from the free throw line.

This season, Evans has played in 26 games and averaged 18.2 minutes per game, 9.5 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He is shooting 40.1% from the field, 30.0% from 3-point range, and 77.6% from the free throw line.

Over his 8-year NBA career, Evans has played in 459 games and averaged 32.5 minutes per game, 16.3 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, and 1.3 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 44.4% from the field, 28.9% from 3-point range, and 75.7% from the free throw line.

Galloway, 25, has been in the NBA for 3 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 82 games and averaged 24.8 minutes per game, 7.6 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 39.3% from the field, 34.4% from 3-point range, and 75.4% from the free throw line.

This season, Galloway has played in 55 games and averaged 20.4 minutes per game, 8.6 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, 1.2 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, and 0.7 steal per game. He is shooting 37.4% from the field, 37.7% from 3-point range, and 76.9% from the free throw line.

Over his 3-year NBA career, Galloway has played in 182 games and averaged 25.3 minutes per game, 9.0 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 39.0% from the field, 35.9% from 3-point range, and 77.5% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair

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