Warriors video: DeMarcus Cousins is clearly amped for his return
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Video: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins is clearly amped for his return

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Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins is set to make his season debut with the Golden State Warriors in Friday night’s road game against the Los Angeles Clippers. And by the look of one of his latest Twitter posts, he’s clearly excited to be back in action.

Cousins, who has been recovering from a left Achilles injury for months, posted this hilarious clip in honor of his return:

Cousins, now 28 years of age, signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Warriors before the start of this season. He has yet to play a game with his new teammates, but that changes on Friday. In fact, Boogie is expected to start against the Clippers. However, he’ll likely be placed on a minutes restriction at first.

As the defending champions, the Warriors (31-14 and first in the Pacific Division) are already viewed as the NBA’s bar. The road to the Larry O’Brien Trophy rolls through Oakland, and the team is looking to keep it that way. The addition of Cousins, however, makes Golden State an even greater threat, as he is viewed as one of the best big men in today’s game — when healthy:

In his 48 appearances with the New Orleans Pelicans last season (all starts), Cousins racked up averages of 25.2 points on 47.0 percent shooting from the field (35.4 percent from beyond the arc), 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals in 36.2 minutes per outing.

Friday night’s game is scheduled to tip inside Staples Center at 10:30 p.m. ET with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.