DeMarcus Cousins seems to be nearing his return to the court. With that said, the Warriors are in a win-win situation with Cousins returning to the floor. Cousins' presence is especially significant considering that Jones suffered what probably is a season-ending pectoral injury during a loss at the Detroit Pistons on December 1.
Cousins has made major progress in recent weeks.
Kerr explained that the 18th is simply a target date, but it could be earlier or later than that.
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We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. "But today we are in the top for facilities and for the last few years the club is fighting against the big sides".
The center stunned the National Basketball Association in the summer when he chose the star-studded Warriors as the team he would rehab with, signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal. They don't have the luxury of getting Cousins the minutes he needs to get back into the shape of things - especially if the Warriors still haven't secured the top spot in the West.
If that date holds up, Cousins will play for the first time this season against the Los Angeles Clippers.
That said, Golden State was one of a few teams with an excellent medical staff along with the ability to allow Boogie a full recovery, not bringing him back till he's ready to play at the highest level. The Warriors already have a lineup with four all-stars, including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant. Kerr's side will take on the New York Knicks on Tuesday night and will welcome the Chicago Bulls on Friday before going on a mini road trip to Denver and then Dallas before returning home. They'll enter that matchup with a 26-14 record.