Warriors: DeMarcus Cousins making 'good progress' in injury rehab

ByNick Friedell ESPN logo
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins continues to make "good progress" in his rehab from a torn left Achilles tendon. The team released an update on Cousins' status prior to Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns and seem pleased with the way the 28-year-old is coming along after doing a lot of individual work over the past few months.

"I think he'll be more involved in practice," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He's been doing a lot of individual work most of the young season. He has not participated in most of our practices. He's done work in the weight room, the training room, on the floor before practice, so I think we're going to start seeing him involved in more of our team activities.

"Five-on-0, ballhandling, skill work, and then if we do scrimmage which is very rare, if we do it's usually with the young guys who don't play a lot, he'll probably join those scrimmages."

Cousins, then a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, suffered the injury Jan. 26. He stunned the basketball world by signing a one-year deal with the Warriors in July. There is still no public target date for Cousins to return. Kerr politely demurred when asked if Cousins is exceeding expectations in his rehab.

"We're not going down that path," Kerr said with a smile. "He's doing fine, he's doing well."