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Draymond Green confirms Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is returning Friday vs. Clippers

Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green has confirmed on social media what we have known since last week, that DeMarcus Cousins is going to make his season and Warriors debut on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

Cousins tore his Achilles tendon last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The All-Star big man signed a one-year deal worth $5.3 million with the Warriors in free agency after not receiving offers from any team.

Boogie contacted Golden State expressing interest in joining the Dubs, and a deal was quickly reached.

It’s been a long rehab process for DeMarcus Cousins, but Boogie has completed it and is this close to stepping back onto the basketball court with his new teammates:

DeMarcus Cousins, a four-time All-Star, has career averages of 21.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 535 games with the Sacramento Kings and Pelicans.

The 28-year-old was putting up 25.2 points per game last year with New Orleans before he suffered the Achilles injury in January against the Houston Rockets.

The Warriors will have five All-Stars in their starting lineup on Friday when they take on the Clippers in LA. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins is probably one of the most lethal starting lineups in NBA history.

Cousins is obviously going to be rusty and on a minutes restriction, but it will be good to see him back in his element after such an extended absence.