The New Orleans Pelicans and DeMarcus Cousins will have a compelling decision to make this offseason with his free agency.

Cousins was asked how he evaluates the Pelicans' level of interest.

"I know for a fact my teammates want me back there, but you know it’s a business," said Cousins. "The people in the front office are going to make the best decision for the team or whatever they feel is the best decision. You know, we’ll see what happens. I honestly can’t answer that question, I haven’t spoken to the front office in a while, so we’ll see what happens."

Cousins was asked if he's open to re-signing with the Pelicans.

"Oh yeah, for sure. This is my first time in free agency, but I’ve been around this business long enough. I know how things work. I’m not out here trying to hold a grudge or anything like that. I’m going to make the best decision for me, and I believe teams are going to do the same thing."