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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Houston expressed interest in acquiring Cleveland's Iman Shumpert in advance of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to league sources.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Cousins and Casspi are officially Pelicans:

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked how competitive he is, Cousins says "About 17 technicals worth."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins called the pairing with Anthony Davis "Fire and Ice."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Cousins says "the dishonesty" from Sacramento was the toughest part of the trade.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

With DeMarcus Cousins now in tow, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said "We're going to try to make it work quickly." Pelicans are 2.5 games back of the Nuggets for the eighth seed in the West.

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Omri Casspi: "I never thought something like that could happen in real life, him and AD together. Could really change the face of the game."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins said Vlade Divac tried to call after the trade happened, but "it's done."