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DeMarcus Cousins reportedly trying to recruit players to the New Orleans Pelicans is a big deal

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Boogie does have some dynamite friends, but more importantly, this could mean he’s thinking about beyond this coming season!

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According to Marc Spears, DeMarcus Cousins has gone undercover for the good of the team — he is assisting the New Orleans Pelicans on the recruitment front.

Perhaps a good sign for the Pelicans re-signing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is he has been quietly recruiting free agents for them, a source said.

The ESPN writer fails to go into any specifics, but there are a couple of things to note from this tiny bit of information. First — the obvious — Cousins is using his pull as a top-15 player in the league to help the franchise add enviable talent to the roster. Now, everyone is well aware of New Orleans salary cap situation, one that could worsen with the addition of a large Jrue Holiday contract to the books, so the idea of luring expensive free agents seems like a waste of time.

However, don’t you think Boogie is probably well aware of this fact?

Just for fun, Cousins could be talking to players who might be seeking a trade from their teams (Eric Bledsoe), veterans who could be had for close to the minimum (Rajon Rondo), or he’s busy planting seeds among some gems (John Wall).

In truth, Cousins could literally be talking to anyone. He’s a vastly popular player in this league so chances are he’s got access to any phone number he desires. However, who he’s talking to is far from the only important thing to consider in Spear’s sentence.

...good sign for the Pelicans re-signing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins...

Boom. There’s those magic words that every fan, at least those living in New Orleans, want to hear!

Everything about this season is intended to keep Boogie in the city for the long-term, yet here he is already speaking on behalf of an organization that he could leave in one year’s time. Obviously, he still may, but the idea he’s possibly going all inception with several players that are highly valued around the league is a big deal because that could one day directly lead to another special player landing on the roster.