The Los Angeles Lakers are looking good heading into March. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing at near MVP-like levels, the team is poised for a long post-season run.
But with one of their sidelined stars due to return by spring, their chances may get even better.
According to Lakers coach Frank Vogel, DeMarcus Cousins is “on track” to return to the court by the playoffs.
“He’s on track to get healthy by the playoffs, and we’ll have to see where he’s at with rhythm and conditioning and timing and all that stuff,” Vogel said. “But there’s a possibility he returns this season, yes.”
DeMarcus is not going to be the player he was back in Sacramento. After multiple very serious injuries, those days are behind him now.
But as a multi-faceted big man who can shoot, make shots in the post, and defend the rim, he can make a real impact for the franchise moving forward.
During his last season in Golden State, he put up 16 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, on 48% shooting. Alongside Bron, Davis, and a host of other talents, he could really thrive.
Hopefully, we will get to witness his long anticipated return in time for him to help lead the Lakers to a chip.