Yup. A few of us have been commenting throughout this thread about Cousins' insane minutes and usage this season- especially for a player his size. Its a fact that injuries are more likely when players are fatigued so the circumstances surrounding this really aren't that surprising. It just sucks for him, the Pelicans, and all of us counting on him in fantasy. And just as a NBA fan, I was really looking forward to watching him and AD continue to develop their chemistry. NOLA is on its best stretch of the season.
I have him in a keeper league so this is particularly devastating. Would much rather it have been an ACL or some other knee injury than an achilles. The history of NBA players coming back to form is bleak. Dominique Wilkins was an outlier but the full history is depressing.
Boogie's size will make it even harder. I guess a possible reason for optimism is that his game does not rely at all on above the rim athleticism. But he is still a very agile player for his size and we'll have to see how his agility and lateral quickness are effected. Not to mention what this does to his impending free agency. Does he now sign a 1 year deal in NOLA or elsewhere to prove he's healthy before trying to sign a max contract? Will NOLA or another team gamble on him and throw big money his way anyway?
I see a suggestion above for dynasty owners to sell for pennies on the dollar. Maybe, but I'd almost rather just cling to hope he can get back to form, or close to it. But I don't know. His skill set and the way he could dominate 6 out of 9 cats was just amazing. There is no replacing it regardless of which route you go.