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DeMarcus Cousins Update: Warriors Growing Concerned About Return


With only a half-game behind the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors are certainly in no rush to change anything about their roster.

It doesn't necessarily mean they aren't worried about some of the pieces they do have. DeMarcus Cousins, after tearing his Achilles tendon last winter, was signed by the Warriors as a last-ditch effort to up their talent level. It seemed like a good enough idea at the time, but it's a choice that has the team feeling some anxiety.

(via Adam Wells of Bleacher Report)

Cousins also described the rehab process as "super frustrating" because it's doing the "same thing every day."

There's some growing concern within the Warriors organization about when Cousins will be ready to return. 

"It's almost 2019," one team source told Slater. "The clock's starting to tick."

Cousins doesn't have a definitive return date. The four-time All-Star is still "weeks away" because his body is taking longer to recover at this stage of his rehab. Considering the reports last month that sais Cousins has had "no setbacks" in his recovery and was hoping to return during Golden State's five-game road that started on Nov. 29, it appears something in the rehab process has changed in recent weeks.

As time passes, the Warriors and the rest of the world will be waiting for the debut of Cousins, because a lot can change depending on what his return might bring.