Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins participated in full-contact scrimmages with the team on Friday, according to The Mercury News.
Cousins has been out since he suffered a torn quad back on April 15 but returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to be back sometime during the Warriors run in the 2019 NBA Finals. Potentially even by Game 1.
In the article by Darren Sabedra, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he could not remember the last time Cousins scrimmaged.
Cousins did not speak with reporters on Friday but told them on Thursday that he’s in “a lot better place”. His teammate, Steph Curry, also said he thought Cousins looked much improved from his injury over a month ago.
“He looked good considering what he’s been through the last year and a half, having not been on the court for almost a month,” Curry said. “He’s making strides.”
Cousins played in only 25 total minutes through two games in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs before injuring his quad.