DeMarcus Cousins is going to make his Warriors debut

Heather Diaz
January 12, 2019

And the rebuttal to their up and down play for much of the season has been some variation of, "they'll flip the switch when it matters most, in the playoffs" to "don't worry, DeMarcus Cousins returns soon and all will be fixed".

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with reporters on Tuesday and said Cousins was getting closer to a return.

Cousins, of course, has spent the past eleven months rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in a late January game last season for the New Orleans Pelicans against the Houston Rockets.

"I'm seeing dramatic improvement from him over the last couple of weeks, with his wind, his ability to run the floor", Kerr said after practice Monday afternoon, as quoted on the San Francisco Chronicle.

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, a Mobile, Ala. native himself, had reason to be, too.

DeMarcus Cousins has a date in mind for his return. I can't wait to integrate him with our team.

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I'm not gonna say anything, and I'm definitely got gonna say it here, but the chances are very slim". So if it's accepted, great, but if it's not, it's nothing I can control.

Cousins' first game with the Warriors will come on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chandler ultimately signed a one-year, veteran's minimum deal with Los Angeles because he "could only see himself in a Laker uniform".

Veteran center Tyson Chandler had the chance to join the defending back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors following his buyout from thePhoenix Suns back in November.

But it remains to be seen if he can have an impact right from the start as he has never played with the Warriors' starting quartet - Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

The Warriors will host the Knicks on Tuesday.

The Warriors, as of January 9th, are the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, sitting one game behind the Denver Nuggets.

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