Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits DeMarcus Cousins tweaked ankle in 2nd half of win vs. Thunder
Cousins left the game midway through the fourth quarter and didn’t return. After the match, Kerr confirmed to reporters that the big man tweaked his ankle.
Steve Kerr said that DeMarcus Cousins “tweaked” his right ankle. Kerr sounded optimistic he’ll be fine pic.twitter.com/XXel40kixx
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 17, 2019
DeMarcus Cousins returned in January after recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last year while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. There are several occasions this season when Boogie looked like he suffered another serious injury, but ended up playing through it. Still, the Warriors are very cautious about him, especially since he’s expected to play a major role in their goal to win this year’s championship.
The Warriors’ next two games will be a back-to-back, and Golden State will decide on whether or not Cousins will play on both.
Kerr said Cousins tweaked his ankle in the second half. With back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday look for Warriors to be extra cautious. Especially since Cousins hasn't played in back-to-back yet since returning.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 17, 2019
Boogie is starting to show flashes of his dominant self this season, as he’s averaging 15.6 points and 7.9 boards while playing at least 25 minutes per game. But there’s still fear that he might suffer another serious injury since he’s only been playing for two months. Look for Golden State to closely monitor his ankle moving forward.
If Cousins will sit out the next two games, expect newly acquired Andrew Bogut to play significant minutes for the Warriors. Jordan Bell could also see some action at the center position, or the Dubs could once again go small ball with Draymond Green as the center.