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Report: Anthony Davis 'pretty confident' DeMarcus Cousins will re-sign with New Orleans Pelicans

From NBA Twitter reports

Mar 7, 2018 8:54 PM ET

The Pelicans were 27-21 in the 48 games Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins played together.

If Anthony Davis has his way, his frontcourt partnership with DeMarcus Cousins will continue long past this season. In an interview with Marc Stein of The New York Times, Davis said he's doing all he can to bring back "Boogie".

"I'm pretty confident that he'll stay. From what I hear, he plans on it. But I'm going to keep selling the dream here. I'll be very involved -- I want him here," Davis told Stein on Sunday.

Cousins, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury on Jan. 26, is a free agent this summer. As Stein notes, the Pelicans were ready to offer the All-Star center a maximum five-year, $175 million deal before the injury. 

In 48 games with New Orleans, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks. 

The Pelicans are on a hot streak of late, having won 10 straight games after defeating the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

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The Pelicans edged the Kings to run their win streak to 10 games.

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