DeMarcus Cousins out for the season after tearing his Achilles

Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Friday's win over the Rockets and will miss the remainder of the season, according to multiple reports.

"Boogie" Cousins had just notched up his second triple-double in three games in order to help the Pelicans to a huge win against their Western Conference rivals.

The other key issue is adding Cousins before last year's trade deadline meant Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was able to nearly always keep at least one All-Star big man on the court at any given time.

Cousins, who alongside Anthony Davis makes up one of the NBA's best frontcourts, had to be helped off the court during the final moments of Friday's win after sustaining the injury.

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Boogie has formed the lethal frontcourt duo with Anthony Davis that the Pelicans hoped for, which made New Orleans a very unsafe team in the Western Conference.

For New Orleans, the possibility of the franchise's first playoff trip since 2015 is now in serious jeopardy.

The two teams are now tied 1-1 in their regular-season series, with the home team winning both times. The injury decimates what was the most intimidating front line in basketball, and ends what was a magical season for Cousins.

The timing is also brutal for Cousins, as he's in a contract year. We can't keep our head down and just pray.

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Anthony Davis is leading New Orleans with 26.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while DeMarcus Cousins is adding 25.4 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per contest. Then the Pelicans took control of the game in the second quarter and held a 66-53 lead at the half.

Chris Paul, Eric Gordon and James Harden combined for 88 points and 21 assists in the Rockets loss to the Pelicans. They'd be able to thoroughly dominate even the Golden State Warriors in the paint thanks to their length, versatility, athleticism and two-way ability.

Cousins and Davis played for him at Kentucky and this season, the Pelicans have been UK-friendly with the signings of former Wildcats Rondo, Darius Miller and DeAndre Liggins.

Whoever is running the show this summer will have to figure out how to handle Cousins' free agency. Right now, the center will have to rehab and get back to form from the injury.

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LeBron James drafted DeMarcus Cousins for his All-Star team and tweeted out support to the big-man, along with other star players.


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