Warriors’ Draymond Green looked forward to seeing DeMarcus Cousins ‘destroy everybody’ and prove people wrong before ACL setback
Cousins, who signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, will likely miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season. The 29-year-old center sustained a torn Achilles tendon while working out in Las Vegas.
Green, who played with Cousins in Golden State last season, felt bad for his good friend. The veteran forward told Marc Spears of The Undefeated that before the injury, he was looking forward to Cousins dominating in the league again to silence his doubters.
“One of my goals coming into this season was for DeMarcus to destroy everybody and come back and show how great of a player he is and get what I think he deserves,” Green said. “I’m really at a loss for words about it. It’s one that really hurt me for sure.”
Cousins looked slim during his first appearance after signing with the Lakers. The former All-Star center was aiming to improve his stock anew with a strong performance in Los Angeles next season, but the recent injury will force him to press the reset button anew.
The former Kentucky standout suffered a torn Achilles tendon last year when he was still with the New Orleans Pelicans. He managed to return with Golden State last season, but also suffered a torn left quadriceps in the first-round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs.