Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is expected to make his team debut and his first NBA appearance since tearing his Achilles back in January during an upcoming road trip, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
The target range for DeMarcus Cousins’ debut with the Warriors is the team’s upcoming trip to Los Angeles, @nytsports has learned. Golden State plays the Clippers on Jan. 18 and the Lakers on Jan. 21
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 9, 2019
As Stein notes, Cousins could return as soon as next Friday as the Warriors will kick off a five-game road trip.
The former Kentucky big had begun practicing in December and has competed in team scrimmages as of late.
Cousins tore his Achilles as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans during a matchup with the Houston Rockets on Jan. 26 and then signed a one-year deal with Golden State in the summer while rehabbing.
He averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists 47 percent shooting in 48 total games last season and recorded three triple-doubles, as well.
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