Steve Kerr says what DeMarcus Cousins has been through injury-wise is ‘unheard of’
Cousins suffered an Achilles tear during the 2017-18 season and tore his ACL this summer during a pick-up game in Las Vegas.
“Injuries are part of the game but when you are talking about a player who has now dealt with the two most feared injuries for NBA players — the Achilles and ACL — each basically knocking you out for an entire season, to deal with that over a 2 ½-, three-year span, it’s unheard of,” Kerr said, via the Associated Press. “So I don’t know. What a blow for him, for the Lakers. He’s going to have to process it all and start all over again.”
DeMarcus Cousins will miss the entire 2019-20 season. The Achilles tear and then the quad injury Cousins suffered in the 2019 playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers have cost Boogie so much money in free agency. The four-time All-Star was going to sign a contract worth in excess of $100 million in the summer of 2018 had he not tore his Achilles.
So what’s next for DeMarcus Cousins? Some believe the center might retire from the NBA. Kerr and the rest of the league are hoping Cousins will fight through this adversity and make it back for the 2020-21 season.
Last season for the Warriors, Cousins averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30 games while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.