Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins joined Klay Thompson in a 3-point shootout at practice during Wednesday's shootaround prior to their tilt against the visiting Washington Wizards, going toe-to-toe against the 3-point marksman from the right corner.
DeMarcus Cousins trying to go 3 for 3 with Klay Thompson pic.twitter.com/FZz1DCgLXM
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 24, 2018
Cousins seemed on pace to claim his spot as the new Splash Brother, but his return to the court is expected to take a while more to come.
The Warriors big man has showed progress throughout the early get-go, already getting off one-legged shots from his surgically repaired left Achilles — a great sign for those expecting his return.
DeMarcus Cousins getting some work done on his surgically repaired left Achilles. pic.twitter.com/knNKiE9NKM
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Cousins' ability as a long-range shooter first became evident during his last season in Sacramento. Ever since, the 6-foot-11 big dipper has been scorching teams from outside with this new part of his repertoire, something he will be expected to bring upon his return to the court.
So far Cousins has looked great in practice, though he has yet to engage in contact activities as he's slowly geared back to full health and NBA shape.
DeMarcus Cousins getting some shots up. They look good pic.twitter.com/GXZUehe2lN
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 24, 2018
This is more than just a welcome sight for the Warriors, as Cousins could potentially be on the court before Christmas despite suffering the injury in February. Head coach Steve Kerr won't commit to a timeline, but the big man hasn't suffered any setbacks so far and looks on pace to regain full health in the near future.