DeMarcus Cousins expects to play against Spurs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins told Yahoo Sports he plans to play on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs.

DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.5 points in his first two games. (Getty Images)
DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.5 points in his first two games. (Getty Images)

Cousins is expected to miss four straight games with a right Achilles tendon strain, including Friday's game against the Houston Rockets and Saturday's against the Golden State Warriors. The All-Star center suffered the injury on Oct. 31 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Sacramento was 0-2 without Cousins this season entering the Rockets game.

"I feel good. If it were up to me I would be playing tonight," Cousins told Yahoo Sports prior to the Rockets game.

Cousins averaged 26.5 points and 12 rebounds the first two games before injuring his right Achilles tendon in 15 minutes of play against the Clippers on Oct. 31. Kings general manager Vlade Divac told Yahoo Sports there was a "50-50 chance" Cousins would play on Monday and said he would return no later than Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons. Cousins shot prior to the Rockets game.

"Our doctors are worrying about Cousins over the long haul," Divac told Yahoo Sports.

What to Read Next