Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer
DeMarcus Cousins, when asked Saturday morning if he feels pressure to make the playoffs given the expectations put on the new-look Pelicans: "I don't understand the expectations. It's a big move, it's a big change for this team. To say it's pressure? Not really. But my goal is to make the playoffs. That's my main focus. I want to correct these mistakes, get this chemistry flowing as quick as possible. Realistically, for there to be expectations, I don't really understand it."