Warriors news: Andre Iguodala says Golden State will do everything to help DeMarcus Cousins become successful
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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala says Golden State will do everything to help DeMarcus Cousins become successful

Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is expected to make his debut for the Golden State Warriors on Friday, when the team visits the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cousins suffered a ruptured Achilles last season while he was with the New Orleans Pelicans. He did not receive an extension from the team, which eventually led to him signing with the Warriors.

The Dubs knew that Cousins could miss the entirety of this season but took the risk with the big man. However, the former All-Star has made significant progress over the past couple of months. He’s been cleared to practice with the team in November last year, and now he will be playing his first NBA game since the injury.

There are a lot of questions surrounding Cousins’ return. At full strength, he’s one of the best players in the league. But it is unclear if he’ll still be as good and dominant as he once was.

But for teammate Andre Iguodala, it doesn’t really matter what version of Cousins the Warriors get. Right now they are focused on helping him regain his form and be successful in his return.

The Warriors are already the best team in the West in terms of win-loss record. If Cousins can somehow regain his All-Star form, the Dubs’ chances of winning their third straight NBA championship will significantly increase.

Cousins, drafted fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft, has career averages of 21.5 points and 11 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks while shooting 46% from the field in seven seasons.