The Golden State Warriors are aiming to win their third consecutive NBA championship against the Toronto Raptors and even though they have been playing at a great level in the last games, the team wants to count with all their players at a proper level in order to achieve their desire three-peat.
They have had two big absence these playoffs in Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, but now the latter appears to be coming back to the hardwood weeks after reports ruled him out for the rest of the postseason. Now, there is a little bit of hope for the Dub Nation and Boogie himself, who could be playing some minutes in the Finals.
Even head coach Steve Kerr has said he expects to see Cousins as the team’s starting center if he’s able to play. Talking to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, Kerr stated his intentions of having the big man in the starting five as long as he’s healthy.
“It’d be great. But there’s a lot of factors. He’s gotta be ready, he’s gotta feel good conditioning-wise. I have no idea at this point. We haven’t even met as a staff because we don’t have an opponent yet. So I’m not sure who’ll start. We know we have a lot of options.”
Golden State is also optimistic on having back Kevin Durant for the definite series; KD has been out Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets due to a calf strain, but now his comeback might be getting closer.
Against an inspired team with an inspired Kawhi Leonard, the Warriors certainly will want to have all the best they have within the roster, but if they have to make some adjustments on the march, Steve Kerr and his staff won’t have any troubles doing so. They have been displaying at a great level recently and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shouldn’t face many problems leading the team.