Former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins is right on the cusp of a return to the hardwood.
Following his torn left quad suffered back on April 16, Cousins is expected to play at some point during the NBA Finals.
In an official press release, the Golden State Warriors said today that the 6-foot-11 big man is making “good progress” and practiced with the team today.
“Cousins also continues to make good progress with his rehabilitation and practiced with the team today for the first time since suffering the injury on April 16,” the release said. “It’s anticipated that he will play at some point during the 2019 NBA Finals, but the exact date is to be determined and depends on his progress.”
After sitting out one more week, Cousins’ status will be updated next Wednesday.
During his first media appearance since the injury, the former Wildcat said he doesn’t know which game he’ll play in during the Finals, but he’s “feeling better than [he] did before.”
“I’m taking it one day at a time, but we’ll see what happens,” he said.
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DeMarcus Cousins speaks in front of the group for first time since his injury. Says he’s not targeting specific Finals game, but clear he’s near return. pic.twitter.com/w1DCQ2fB1T
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 23, 2019
In nine years playing in the NBA, Cousins has been active in just two playoff games.
Now, the former Kentucky star finally has the chance to return to the hardwood and help his team win a ring.