Warriors’ Draymond Green claims DeMarcus Cousins is showing his old, dominant self
DeMarcus Cousins had some trouble finding his footing when he made his debut with the Golden State Warriors this 2018-19 season.However, Draymond Green thinks former All-Star center has finally started to turn the corner.
Cousins played an integral role in Golden State’s dominant 110-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Green feels he has returned to his dominant self:
“No one can stop him. Same shit we knew years ago. Starting to see it again.”
Draymond Green on DeMarcus Cousins: “No one can stop him. Same shit we knew years ago. Starting to see it again.” pic.twitter.com/fARRx8rhtj
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 17, 2019
There is certainly plenty of truth to Draymond Green’s comments. DeMarcus Cousins had a stellar game just a few nights ago against the Houston Rockets with 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. He followed it up with another solid outing against Oklahoma City after finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Cousins’ emergence down the final stretch of the season is exactly what the Warriors had hoped for when they made the signing last offseason. Golden State knew full well it would take some time for him to get healthy and even longer to get acclimated within the rotation. There is no question he struggled early on to get used to his new role, but all the wait seems to be coming to fruition for the Dubs.
The prospect of Cousins returning back to his normal form is certainly a scary thought for the rest of the league. The Warriors already boasted the most star-studded roster in the NBA. A healthy Cousins could make this year Golden State’s easiest championship yet.