Former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins is set to return to the hardwood sooner rather than later.
According to The Mercury News, Boogie is targeting a return from his torn Achilles “sometime after Christmas,” with the All-Star potentially joining the team during their upcoming five-game road trip.
The report states that Cousins has been working six days a week to inch toward a return, going as far as to state the former Wildcat is participating in team scrimmages.
(For those curious, one player told the outlet he looked “solid” in a scrimmage prior to Golden State’s 117-116 victory over Sacramento on Saturday.)
Cousins had zero setbacks and is actually ahead of schedule, hence why they moved his target return date from the All-Star break, then to mid-January, and then again to Christmas time. He’ll be re-evaluated on his progress tomorrow, where we should have a bit more clarity on the situation.
Regardless, the NBA world is about to flip upside down.