Video: DeMarcus Cousins splashes first 3-pointer for Warriors
For those who still do not know, DeMarcus Cousins has officially made his debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors.
For those who do not remember, yes he can shoot 3-pointers. Just like this one:
DeMarcus Cousins suffered an Achilles injury in January of last year while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He hasn’t played an NBA since — until today.
The seven-year veteran decided to sign with the Warriors back in the summer when he did not receive a contract extension from the Pelicans. Given the Dubs’ roster depth, there was no pressure for Cousins to rush his rehab. And while it was thought that he won’t be able to return until around April or May, he has made significant progress in his recovery.
DeMarcus Cousins was cleared for full-contact 5-on-5 practices as early as November. He was sent to the Dubs’ G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors to practice. In late December, he was already practicing with the team and was seen dunking on Kevin Durant.
Finally, after further consultation with the team’s medical staff and front office, he was finally given a green light to join the team in their matchup against the L.A. Clippers.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said there will be no minutes restrictions for DeMarcus Cousins, but he is only expected to play in small spurts as they continue to assess his health.