The good news continues to roll in for the Warriors.
On the day the Dubs get back Draymond Green after an 11-game absence, DeMarcus Cousins rehabbed his Achilles with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's G League affiliate, on Monday and came out confident about his progress.
“If my life depended on it, I can go out and play a game,” Cousins told Logan Murdock of the Mercury News. "I want to be 100 percent or as close to 100 percent as I can be. I want my body in tip-top shape -- it’s not even about the Achilles. It’s about my other body parts and making sure everything is fine-tuned and in the best shape possible to go out and play a full game.”
Cousins, who initially tore his Achilles nearly 11 months ago, did not mention when he potentially would make his season debut. Cousins participated in 5-on-5 practices Monday, and Santa Cruz coach Aaron Miles said Boogie “looked good.” But whenever Cousins does come back to the NBA, he says his Achilles is the last thing on his mind.
“[There was] no nervousness at all," he said. “I’m more worried about pulling a hammy or something like that. It’s been a while since I’ve played and reacted. The Achilles is the least of my worries.”
Cousins will attend the Warriors-Timberwolves game Monday night in Oakland before practicing again in Santa Cruz on Wednesday. The progress Boogie makes this week in Santa Cruz likely will be the final determination about when he will return to the big club.
The Warriors currently are first in the West, get one All-Star back and have another returning soon. It’s nice to have an embarrassment of riches, eh?