NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is sticking around New Orleans to help the Pelicans make a 25-game push for the playoffs.
The Pelicans agreed to acquire Cousins from Sacramento on Sunday, the same night the center was playing in the All-Star Game in their arena.
The Kings dealt Cousins and Omri Casspi to New Orleans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer, a person familiar with the situation said.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade is not official and has not been announced by either team.
The deal pairs the 6-foot-11 Cousins, a frontcourt All-Star from nearby Mobile, Alabama, with the 6-11 Anthony Davis, who on Sunday night was the All-Star Game MVP after scoring 52 points,…