DeMarcus Cousins He suffered one of the worst injuries in basketball a little over a year ago when he broke his Achilles tendon as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. He fought his way back this season for the Golden State Warriors and was just beginning to leave that injury behind when he decided to pursue a steal against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of his first round. He fell and suffered a contactless injury that immediately sent him out of the game and into the locker room for evaluation.
This was only the second playoff game in which Cousins had played. He signed with the Warriors specifically to arrive at this moment and suffer a very terrifying injury. What we know at this moment is that his left quadrangle was hurt. That's the same leg that got hurt last season, which is a terrifying situation for him in the present when it comes to returning to the court, but also moving forward while preparing for free agency this offseason. Cousins could not afford an injury, and now his and his team's future are at stake.