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Going to New Orleans may cost Boogie $30 million

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While DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis teaming up is insanely exciting, it’s worth pointing out that it comes at a cost for Boogie. Cousins was poised to sign a $209 million extension with the Kings this summer, but now that he’s going to New Orleans, he’s only eligible for a $180 million max extension with the Pelicans. So, while DeMarcus has to be happy to get out of a dysfunctional franchise like the Kings, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst points out, he can’t be thrilled about being out $30 million.

“That $200 million extension was only possible with the Kings. Under the new rule, he can’t get the same deal with the Pelicans or any other team. If he were to sign a max extension with the Pelicans this summer, it would be for five years and $180 million. So the trade might cost him $30 million. His agents were afraid of this. They were saber rattling in hopes that he wouldn’t re-sign if he was traded; they were trying to scare the Pelicans and other teams off. It did not work.”

I realize that I’m a full-time blogger, so you know, not rolling in the dough, but what’s $30 million when you don’t have to deal with the Kings, get to play alongside Anthony Davis, and live in New Orleans?

Lots of good details on the trade in the link below, so check it out:

[ESPN: DeMarcus Cousins Trade FAQ]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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10 Comments for Going to New Orleans may cost Boogie $30 million



  1. Booby Petrino
    11:35 am February 20, 2017 Permalink

    Poor Boogie, how will he ever survive off of only $180 million?



  2. LisaInLexington
    11:40 am February 20, 2017 Permalink

    $30 million is a lot of money but seriously? How much money can he possibly spend?



  3. Sentient Third Eye
    11:42 am February 20, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve always heard that after the first fifteen million, you can’t really tell the difference anyway (unless you bet on golf with Michael Jordan).



  4. 3dcatfan
    12:17 pm February 20, 2017 Permalink

    He’ll make that up with the savings in taxes.



  5. Kernel Sanders
    12:24 pm February 20, 2017 Permalink

    He can recoup about $15 million by eliminating all his technical fouls for “Boogie Behavior”.



  6. BlueDeuce
    1:12 pm February 20, 2017 Permalink

    I’d say this to him…do you want to bank, or would you rather BANK and WIN?

    Sure $30M is a great amount to lose out on but he’ll still get $180M on top of his current contract! And he has a shot at the playoffs!



  7. Rixter
    2:39 pm February 20, 2017 Permalink

    TT, you have to remember, when you write an article like this – it’s hard for us Average Joes to have empathy for a guy because he can ‘only’ sign for $180,000,000.00.