DeMarcus Cousins tweeted this morning- “Blessed with another day … Today is a big day..hoping THAT team gets the top pick”. So does Boogie have a promise from some unnamed NBA team that if they get the #1 overall selection they will take him? Sure looks that way.
Granted, the news that teams are considering Cousins for the first pick isn’t really news. Shortly after signing, his agent began touting him as potential top pick and as UK fans know, the kid is talented as hell and should receive that consideration. But this morning is the first evidence that a team could have given him a verbal committment that if they were to receive the top pick, they’d take Boogie.
So who is that team? There is only a short list of candidates that, in my opinion, would pass on John Wall at #1. Those teams would already have solid point guard play and be in need of a big man. That pretty much narrows it down to Utah (Deron Williams), New Orleans (Chris Paul), Minnesota (Johnny Flynn, Ricky Rubio?) and maybe Sacramento, depending on how they project to use Tyreke Evans in the future.
So while we don’t know what has been discussed in regards to Boogies future, if his tweet is to be believed, there is at least one team that might take him #1 given the opportunity. Join me in wishing all 5 of our guys luck tonight that the ping pong balls bounce their way.