DeMarcus Cousins may have subtly revealed the identity of one of the stars he's been trying to recruit.
Cousins "liked" an Instagram photo that floated the notion of him and Carmelo Anthony reuniting in the Big Easy, and replied with the "eyes" emoji.
The two were USA Basketball teammates and captured Olympic gold last summer in Rio. Now Cousins, who was traded to the Pelicans following All-Star weekend, appears in favor of his new team making a move for Melo.
The veteran forward has been plagued by trade rumors for months, and reportedly informed the New York Knicks he doesn't want to return next season. He wields a no-trade clause, which it's believed he'd only waive to join the Houston Rockets.
Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 2016-17 for his hometown club, and has one guaranteed year remaining on his contract.