DeMarcus Cousins could return to the Golden State Warriors during the upcoming Western Conference finals, which begin on Tuesday.
The news comes from Marc Stein of The New York Times, that not only denounces that Boogie might Come back in this series, but you're "on the way to doing it".
Another reward for the victorious Warriors: the sources of the League say that DeMarcus Cousins, if he keeps his recent progress of a torn quad, is on his way back to the active list of the Warriors during the Western Conference finals.
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 11, 2019
Cousins has not played since Game 2 of the first round, which was on April 15. In that game, the four-time All-Star broke his quad in a contactless injury.
While the Warriors have always maintained that Cousins could return to the court at some point during the playoffs, it was always seen as a very remote possibility that would occur in the NBA Finals. If Boogie returns for the Finals of the Conference, not only will he be well ahead of schedule, but it will be a sign that he is in good shape, and really ready and able to contribute.
Needless to say, it would be huge.
But not only the anonymous reports say that Cousins is close. After the exciting victory of Game 6 over the Houston Rockets on Friday, Andre Iguodala admitted that the center of stars should be back on the court soon.
Andre Iguodala always tells the truth: "DeMarcus is close, and Kevin is not too far away, we just have to keep strong."
– Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) May 11, 2019
It would have been hard to believe a few days ago. When Kevin Durant suffered his injury in Game 5, and the Warriors' advantage dissipated, the season was at stake.
Now they go to a few days off, then to the Conference Finals against a team (either Denver Nuggets or Portland Trail Blazers) that is not as good as the Rockets, and reinforcements are coming.
This is good. This is very good.