Cousins will start when he returns with Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. — Demarcus Cousins will start immediately for coach Steve Kerr when the All-star center makes his long-awaited Warriors debut in about a week following a lengthy recovery from surgery on a torn left Achilles tendon.
Cousins has targeted Golden State’s game Jan. 18 at the Clippers as his return date and first game of the season, though Kerr said it could even be sooner if all continues going well — perhaps even against his former New Orleans team at home next Wednesday.
“The idea is we have to give ourselves a little leeway,” Kerr said Thursday. “That Clipper game is sort of the one we’ve targeted but we should give ourselves some leeway on either side, because we have to see how the next week goes. I suppose it’s a possibility that it could be New Orleans, maybe there’s a possibility it’s whoever’s after the Clippers ... Lakers. That’s the range that we’re looking at.”
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In this 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Demarcus Cousins poses for photos during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility in Oakland, Calif.