The Warriors’ return to the Western Conference Finals could receive a much-needed boost thanks to positive news surrounding DeMarcus Cousins’ injury recovery. According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Cousins is on pace to re-join Golden State for the next round of the NBA Playoffs.
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
Cousins exited after four minutes in Game 2 of the Warriors opening round series against the Clippers. The former Pelicans star recovered from an achilles injury to start in 30 regular season games for coach Steve Kerr’s squad this season. Cousins recorded 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in those outings.
If Cousins continues to make strides, his return could work to offset Kevin Durant’s absence (strained right calf).