Boogie Cousins done for the season: the impact

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Demarcus Cousins appears to have ruptured his Achilles on Friday, ending his season prematurely. This a devastating blow the Cousins and the Pelicans. New Orleans’ front court depth is thin as is and it’s unclear exactly how they will make up for their starting center’s absence moving forward. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will see their usage rates rise moving forward, resembling Pelicans’ offense of old. E’Twaun Moore will see a greener light as well. Darius Miller and Dante Cunningham are likely to get more consistent run at the four with Davis playing more center as well. This injury should also mean a new player moves into the Pelicans rotation. Alexis Ajinca still isn’t past his patella tendon surgery and won’t be available for them. This leaves only Omer Asik and Cheick Diallo as candidates for more playing time, and neither are good options. Asik has seen injuries derail has two-way game and Diallo’s best days are still ahead of him as a raw 21-year-old. If Diallo earns steady time he could be good for a DFS look in the coming days. Hard news for all invested in the Pelicans.