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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins thought quad injury ‘was worse than what it was,’ glad it wasn’t as serious as it could have been

DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins initially thought his quad injury “was worse than what it was.”

Cousins suffered a torn left quad in Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. Luckily for Boogie, he didn’t have to have surgery and could play in the NBA Finals.

Cousins is relieved he didn’t have to go under the knife again. The Warriors’ big man underwent surgery for a torn Achilles last season. It’s unfortunate Cousins got hurt in his second playoff game ever, but the good news is that the injury wasn’t as bad as everyone thought it was at first glance.

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is on May 30. Cousins won’t play in that game. The All-Star averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during the regular season while shooting 48.0 percent from the floor, 27.4 percent beyond the arc, and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Cousins becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. The plan all along was for him to play really well this season and cash in on a lucrative contract with another team this offseason. But after suffering another injury, Cousins could very well sign with the Warriors for cheap again, since teams might be wary of adding Boogie given his recent injury history.