Report: DeMarcus Cousins on track to return in West Finals
NBA.com Global on May 12, 2019 08:28 AM
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 27: Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Memphis Grizzlies blocks DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors shot on March 27, 2019 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
DeMarcus Cousins, who has been sidelined since April 15 (April 16, PHL time) with a torn quariceps muscle, is on course to return to the Warriors during the Western Conference finals, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Another reward for the victorious Warriors: League sources say that DeMarcus Cousins -- if he maintains his recent progress from a torn quad -- is on course to make a return to the Warriors' active roster during the Western Conference finals— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 11, 2019
Winning this game tonight, in other words, not only kept alive Golden State's dynasty but could also see the Warriors return to full strength in the next round should both Cousins and Kevin Durant return from injury— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 11, 2019
Cousins has been out since Game 2 of Golden State's first-round series with the Clippers. After Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) series-clinching win over the Rockets, the Warriors don't play until Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), when they'll meet either Denver or Portland, who face off Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Game.
In 30 games this season, Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 25.7 minutes.