DeMarcus Cousins unfollowed the New Orleans Pelicans’ on Instagram on Tuesday.
Cousins is set to be a free agent as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles.
When asked about the decision, Cousins replied, “cause I’m grown.”
According to Zach Lowe, the Pelicans are considering offering Cousins a deal worth less than the max at a period of two or three seasons.
The Pelicans continued to play well without Cousins and won their first round series against the Blazers.
Dell Demps talked about a potential Cousins return during his season-ending press conference.
“You know, in a perfect world we’d love to have him back,” said Demps. “We want him back. Sometimes things happen that you can’t control in free agency, In a perfect world, we’d like to have him and Rondo back. And then we also still want to add to our team. We feel like we want to build off of this season, but we want to grow. We don’t want to look back, we want to keep going forward and the excitement around the city, the effort from the players and the coaches and everyone, and it just motivates you to say, ‘Hey, how high can we go?’ We’re going to maximize it. We’re going to reach for it.”