DeMarcus Cousins had an introductory press conference as a New Orleans Pelican, and was blunt in conversation about his recent trade from the Sacramento Kings.

According to SB Nation, Cousins was asked about his trade this morning in a press conference with Omri Casspi. He said what hurt the most about the deal was “probably the way it was done. The dishonesty that came with it.”

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Cousins was told earlier this month by GM Vlade Divac that he would not be traded before the Feb. 23 deadline. He was, however, traded during the All-Star Break for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and 2017 first- and second-round picks.

Marc J. Spears reports that Divac tried to call Cousins, and got no response.

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You can see the full press conference with Cousins and Casspi below.

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