DeMarcus Cousins unfollows Pelicans on Instagram, perhaps signaling the end of his time in New Orleans
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By Oleh Kosel

DeMarcus Cousins, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, unfollowed the New Orleans Pelicans on Instagram earlier today. He is an active user of the popular app, maintaining an account of 2.6 million followers.

When asked about the decision, Cousins replied, “cause I’m grown.”

What does this mean? Well, it could be any for any number of reasons really, but considering the timing, it’s not wrong to assume that his days in a New Orleans Pelicans uniform could fast be coming to an end and he’s not happy about recently getting wind of some disappointing news. Then again, it must be noted that Boogie is still following the Pelicans franchise on Twitter.

However, Zach Lowe of ESPN wrote a detailed article last month about Cousins contract situation in New Orleans. In essence, the organization was reportedly mulling the idea of offering Cousins a deal worth significantly less in value than the maximum contract offer sitting on the table right before his Achilles injury struck.

The Pelicans have broached internally the idea of offering Cousins a two- or three-year deal at less than the max, per sources familiar with the discussions. I would not expect that to go over well with Cousins’ camp. But the Pelicans have the dual leverage of winning without Cousins and a tepid market for...

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