The Golden State Warriors are about the be at full strength. Injured big man DeMarcus Cousins is expected to make his team debut Jan. 18, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins plans to make his season debut against the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 18, a league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2019
Cousins’ first game with the Warriors will come on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed Cousins was close to playing again, but would not commit to a return date.
The 28-year-old Cousins has spent the season rehabbing from an Achilles injury. Cousins tore his Achilles tendon in late January. He signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the team in July.
The Warriors have gotten off to another strong start without Cousins. At 26-14, the team sits in second place in the Western Conference. Even if he’s not initially at 100 percent, Cousins should be more than enough to push the Warriors past the Denver Nuggets and solidify Golden State’s status as the team to beat in the West.
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