DeMarcus Cousins is likely to return to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Bleacher Report. The Pelicans are reportedly preparing a two-year, prove it deal to give to DeMarcus Cousins once NBA teams can openly negotiate with prospective free agents.
It is believed that DeMarcus Cousins will agree to the New Orleans Pelicans' terms as soon as he can, unless he receives a far better offer elsewhere. If DeMarcus Cousins accepts the Pelicans' offer he will continue to build chemistry with his Pelicans' teammates, namely Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, and Jrue Holiday.
Furthering the rapport between DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis while building a basketball kinship with Nikola Mirotic is paramount to building a championship contender. Mirotic was the Pelicans' trade addition from last February (courtesy of NBA.com). The Pelicans added Mirotic after Cousins was lost for the season with an Achilles tear, according to ESPN.
A frontcourt combination of Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic helped the New Orleans Pelicans advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Combined with excellent play from their guards, the Pelicans had a team capable of pushing the Golden State Warriors. That was without a healthy DeMarcus Cousins. Having a healthy Cousins could have made a huge difference.