DeMarcus Cousins raises doubts about Pelicans future by unfollowing the team on Instagram

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DeMarcus Cousins' future with the New Orleans Pelicans is up in the air as he approaches unrestricted free agency this summer.

The center is currently recovering from a torn Achilles and it's unclear if he'll re-sign with the franchise.

Those within the organisation - including teammate Anthony Davis and general manager Dell Demps - seem confident that the big man will be with the Pelicans next year.

Demps recently stated that "in a perfect world" they would sign the former Sacramento Kings star to a long-term extension.

"In a perfect world we'd love to have him back. We want him back. Sometimes things happen that you can't control in free agency," he told reporters at an end of season press conference.

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But with Boogie looking to receive a max contract, signing him would put the Pelicans over the luxury tax for next season as they already have $96 million committed to the team.

At this stage, it's still difficult to know what the future holds for Cousins but he may have given some indication with some interesting social media activity.

The 28-year-old unfollowed New Orleans on Instagram and it has sent the internet into a frenzy.

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Many people are already jumping to the conclusion that this means he'll be leaving the team when he hits free agency.

The All-Star didn't make things any easier when he was asked by a fan why he'd unfollowed the Pelicans and vaguely replied, "cause I'm grown".

It led to many responses from worried Pels fans who flooded his IG post with comments begging him to stay with the team.

Fans of other teams decided to have fun with it too as they speculated where he was going and which players he could potentially be teaming up with.

With more activity on IG, Cousins may have provided an idea of where he could go and who he may play with as he curiously followed Paul George and Julius Randle.

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Of course, fans ran with this and made up their minds that he will be on the Los Angeles Lakers next season.

This could mean absolutely nothing or it could be proof that he'll no longer wear a Pelicans jersey.

The only thing we know for certain is that free agency begins on July 1 which means we'll have to wait until then to get a real idea of where he might be playing his basketball next year.

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