Report: DeMarcus Cousins Aiming to Return After Christmas

by November 27, 2018

DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly targeting his return to action from a torn Achilles to sometime after Christmas.

Boogie and the Golden State Warriors have yet to settle on a return date, however.

Cousins is said to have looked “solid” in a recent team scrimmage.

Per The Mercury News:

The determination was made during a meeting on Friday between Cousins and Golden State’s training staff, including head trainer Rick Celebrini.

Before the meeting, Cousins was hoping to join the lineup during the team’s upcoming five-game trip. There have been no setbacks in the recovery process and the decision to push back Cousins’ target date was made so he can regain his conditioning and enter the lineup at peak form.

Cousins — who signed a one-year, $5.2 million deal in July — participated in a scrimmage alongside Stephen Curry on Saturday before the Warriors’ 117-116 victory over Sacramento. According to a player in the scrimmage, Cousins looked “solid.” The scrimmages have been a part of Cousins’ new six-day-a-week regimen with the team in anticipation of his pending return.

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