It's official. Sacramento Kings All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins after being involved in trade rumors for several seasons has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, right after the NBA All-Star game.

Cousins was traded to New Orleans to team up with All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis, in likely the deadliest frontcourt in the NBA. Although the Pelicans are currently 11 games under .500, with Cousins, they will likely make a run at the 8th seed in the playoffs.

The Sacramento Kings will shift to a rebuilding phase, already without Rudy Gay due to a season-ending Achilles injury. With the NBA's trade deadline less than three days away, the ramifications of the Cousins trade will be felt league-wide.

Early reactions have considered Cousins to have been traded for less than his perceived value. This may alter the process of other NBA GM's looking to deal before the trade deadline. Here are a few teams that are most affected by the Cousins blockbuster.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics were heavily rumored to be in contention for a DeMarcus Cousins trade. A combination of Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and either one of the Brooklyn Nets' first-round picks were on the table. The Celtics, a team that has struggled in finding a partner for Isaiah Thomas, have a horde of assets. With Cousins now the property of New Orleans, the Celtics will have to look elsewhere.

Bulls star Jimmy Butler was a name heavily linked to the Celtics.

With the relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Bulls reportedly deteriorating, now may be the time for Boston to strike. With Cousins out of the picture, Butler may be the only other NBA All Star available on the trade block.The Celtics have the assets to acquire him. Will they pull the trigger?

Philadelphia 76ers

Rumors of a Jahlil Okafor trade have swirled all season. That came to a head when Okafor was controversially benched to raise his trade value.

In that time, several potential Okafor destinations have made moves. The Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets swapped big men. New Orleans, another team interested in the sophomore center, acquired a more talented player in Cousins.

This leaves 76ers General Manager Bryan Colangelo in a tight spot. He has already made it clear that Okafor will be moved. However, there are very few teams interested in a plodding, offense only big man like Okafor. With rookie Ben Simmons likely to make his debut in the second half of the 2016-2017 season, that leaves very little on-court time for Okafor. It will be interesting to see if Colangelo can pull off an Okafor trade, especially with the low return Cousins garnered.

Chicago Bulls

While they were not directly involved in the DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes, the Bulls can benefit from the deal. As was mentioned, Jimmy Butler is now the biggest trade piece in the aftermath of the Cousins deal. Butler knows that his name will be featured in trade talks heavily. The current situation in Chicago has soared, with losses piling up, and the locker room split. The Bulls' front office may be looking to sell high in a season with little chance of playoff success.

Obviously, trading Butler to the Celtics for their horde of assets is appetizing. Yet, other teams could get involved. Considering Cousins was traded for a first-round pick, a young prospect, and several minor pieces, the asking price for Butler may be lower than originally perceived.

A team like the Los Angeles Lakers can provide a similar package to what New Orleans offered Sacramento. Even a likely playoff team, like the Oklahoma City Thunder, have future first round picks and young prospects to trade as well. The interest of those teams in Butler is unknown, though.

With the NBA trade deadline merely days away, NBA GM's are at their busiest. The DeMarcus Cousins trade was the biggest domino to fall, setting the tone and price for talented players. With the Celtics, Bulls, and 76ers looking to deal, it will be interesting to see how the deadline shakes out. NBA Twitter will be hectic.

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