Warriors to allow Cousins into 'controlled aspects of team practices'

NBA.com Global on Oct 23, 2018 06:09 PM
Warriors to allow Cousins into 'aspects of team practices'
FILE - Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins, left, smiles while posing for photos for a news photographer during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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The Warriors are one step closer to adding a fifth All-Star to their two-time defending champion lineup.

Golden State tweeted a release stating that DeMarcus Cousins is making "good progress" from his torn left Achilles and will be "integrated into controlled aspects of team practices" in the near future. The four-time All-Star will also continue off-court strength and conditioning, per the team.

Cousins signed with the Warriors as a free agent in the 2018 offseason. The 6-foot-11 center was enjoying a career season in New Orleans before suffering the season-ending injury on Jan. 26.

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