The Pelicans are 0-3 since acquiring their new center in a trade on All-Star Sunday and now 14 games below .500, but DeMarcus Cousins has found other ways to adjust to life in New Orleans.
Cousins and Anthony Davis served as honorary grand marshals for the Zulu parade at Mardi Gras 2017, according to NOLA.com, and Boogie fittingly sported a pair of yellow panties on his head.
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He also held a pair of panties out to the crowd using just one finger.
It¡¯s been nearly two years since Pierre-Paul¡¯s fireworks accident and corresponding finger amputation, but the defensive end has battled his way back to pre-injury form. With seven sacks, three forced fumbles and eight pass deflections in only 12 games last season, it¡¯s safe to say the standout defensive end has become priority No. 1 for New York.
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The Giants will now look to sign Pierre-Paul to a long-term deal, nearly two years after they had originally planned on getting the deal done. In 2015, he hadn¡¯t signed his tender before the accident so he wasn¡¯t under contract when it happened. The Giants ended up withdrawing their long-term offer. They later signed him to a one-year deal that season, and again last year.
New York has until July 15 to get a deal done this year, but the team will likely try to get it done sooner rather than later, especially since Pierre-Paul made it clear he doesn¡¯t want to play under a one-year contract again:
JPP says he’s not signing a one-year deal this time. “I’ve done proved it … There’s not a guy like me doing it with 7 and a half fingers.”
¡ª Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 9, 2017
With a healthy Pierre-Paul, the 2016 Giants improved from 30th to 14th in team sacks. More impressively, New York¡¯s scoring D improved from 30th to second in the entire league, over the course of just one season. Retaining Pierre-Paul would maintain continuity on one of the NFL¡¯s most dominant defensive lines.