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Stein: Warriors’ Cousins Progressing Toward WCF Return

According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is on pace to return in the Western Conference Finals.

Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State Warriors - Game Two Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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.

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).