DeMarcus Cousins was introduced as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
"Sunday was a wild day," Cousins said. "Just a lot of mixed emotions. It was very unexpected. I sat in the airport for a minute, and my mind was racing. I didn't know what to think. I've tried to understand the situation.
"Basically what I came to is this is a business. I'm not sour, I'm not mad, I don't have any ill feelings. This is a business. These types of things happen. I'm comfortable with it. I'm in a good place. Like I said, I'm ready to get to work."
Vlade Divac publicly said the Kings wouldn't trade Cousins just a few weeks before dealing him to the Pelicans.
"I haven't talked to anybody," Cousins said. "Vlade, he tried to call after everything was done. But ... it's done."
Cousins is looking forward to partnering with Anthony Davis.
"Got a little fire. Got a little ice," Cousins said of Davis. "We can wreak havoc on this league. Will it happen overnight? Probably not. But the potential is scary."
Davis described Cousins as his "big brother," and someone he depends on.
"I'm more like relaxed and he's more like ... he's DeMarcus," Davis said. "Maybe when he's on the floor, I can get, like, hyped up. Or situations come around that I need to be like, 'All right, calm down.' But it's kind of like what we need. Kind of like a perfect balance."
Cousins and Davis tried to recruit each other the last time they faced off on Feb. 12.
"I was trying to get him on my side. He was trying to get me to New Orleans," Cousins said. "I said, 'We're going to talk; We're going to talk in the summer.'
"I was never going to Sacramento," Davis said.
Said Cousins: "But AD sent me a text like, 'I really want you to come to New Orleans,' and I kind of ignored him because I didn't know how to answer. Then I ran into Dell and this is like, 'What the hell is going on here?' Then, Sunday night, I'm a Pelican. So, I've gotten all of the signs. I guess I wasn't paying attention. But all of the signs were there. And it happened."