The Pelicans are planning a five-year maximum offer to Cousins approaching an estimated $175 million. The marketplace, as it stands, isn’t exactly teeming with attractive alternatives for Cousins to consider, with rival suitors limited to offering four-year deals. New Orleans is thus a heavy favorite to keep its throwback big-man tandem of Cousins and Anthony Davis intact.
January 19, 2021 | 1:49 pm EST Update
Mirjam Swanson: Hey, hey — Ty Lue is on the Zoom, talking hoops — including the Clips’ small-ball lineup: “We haven’t had a lot of time to work on it, but that’s one of our points of emphasis today. Keep getting better at it.”