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DeMarcus Cousins is in tricky, unpredictable territory now after tearing his Achilles tendon just as the Pelicans were easing into a groove. Without him, they sped up and swept the Blazers. This summer Boogie hits unrestricted free agency while recovering from an injury has sapped many previous stars of their juice. Does he brave the open waters? Does he suit up for the Pelicans on a team-friendly contract? Does he find his way out in a sign-and-trade? Does he unfollow the Pelicans on Instagram and then, when asked by a tween girl why he did that, respond, “cause I’m grown”?

Okay no yeah he’s going to do that last thing.

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Also, he’s then going to follow fellow free agents and maybe-Lakers Paul George and Julius Randle on Instagram immediately thereafter, as Redditors noticed. These dudes must enjoy pulling the puppet strings. It sounds like fun.

[Pro Basketball Talk]