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Anthony Davis Hopes DeMarcus Cousins Will Return To Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has hopes of reuniting with DeMarcus Cousins next season, following the center's move to the Golden State Warriors this summer.

Cousins joined the Pelicans last February but unfortunately tore his Achilles tendon heading into the business end of the campaign and the team was forced to replace him with Nikola Mirotic.

The 28-year-old, who has yet to play a game this season as he's still working his way back to full recovery, will be a free agent next summer. And Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has admitted that the team won't be able to re-sign him but are hoping to help him win a championship.

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"He will be a free agent next year. Hopefully, down the line we can reconnect," Davis said to ESPN's The Undefeated after his side's loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

"Of course, it was a s***ty situation. But I felt like we had something going. I think if he would have played in the playoff series against the Warriors it would be different."

Davis also revealed his shock after hearing Cousins was heading to Golden State and tried reaching him but found that pretty difficult.

"I tried to call our GM," he said. "He said he had no idea. I tried to call 'Cuz' [Cousins], but something happened with his phone. It sucked that it happened. But life goes on.

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"I know the situation [Cousins] was in. He had to make a business move for him and his family. He had to do what was best for his career. You can't do nothing but respect it."

Cousins, meanwhile, has explained that he had a conversation with Davis after agreeing to join the Warriors.

"I had a heart-to-heart talk with him after everything went down and he knows where I stand," the center revealed. "He knows I'm not the person to ever blow smoke or lie on a situation. With our time together, I'm sure he can validate that."

"We're family. I love that dude," Davis added. "I'm happy for him. He has a chance to compete with guys who are running the league right now. For him to have a chance to get his first taste of the playoffs and get a ring, I am happy for him."

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Davis is also being linked with a move away from New Orleans, with multiple sources claiming the towering big man will request a trade. However, he insists it's only talk.

"I got two years to '20-21. I'm here and whatever happens after that happens," the player declared. "For me, right now it is about being the most dominant player in the league and helping this team win.

"You hear all the rumors. You hear all the talk. But it's not coming from me. I'm here to be a Pelican, help this team move forward and help this team win a championship."

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