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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins told ESPN’s The Undefeated that he expects to return to play before the end of the postseason. Suffering a torn quad in the second game of the Warriors first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Cousins was initially expected to miss the remainder of the postseason.
“For me, my goal is I ain’t planning on sitting,” Cousins told The Undefeated. “I don’t know the reality of it. But for me, that is not what I’m planning on doing… It’s definitely some type of bad movie. But I think it will have a very nice ending. Just wait for it.”
The injury was expected to keep Cousins sidelined for a couple of months, but following Saturday night’s game three loss to the Houston Rockets, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr discussed the possibility of Cousins returning.
Steve Kerr said it’s possible DeMarcus Cousins (quad) and Damian Jones (pectoral muscle) could return in the playoffs. Jones will be cleated for contact work I’m coming days: pic.twitter.com/aNt5aV9O9B
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 5, 2019
“It’s a possibility he could be back,” Kerr said Sunday after the teams 126-121 loss in Houston. “He’s coming along pretty well. We’ll just wait and see.”
Suffering a season-ending, torn left Achilles over a year ago, this postseason was the first in Cousins career. The Kentucky product played only one full game this postseason, and a potential return could be a shot in the arm for a Warriors team that faces a tough road ahead in their quest for a three-peat.
Cousins is a free-agent after this season, and his recovery from this injury could play a role in what kind of offers he will command coming off two terrible injuries in back-to-back seasons.