Golden State Warriors, NBA Playoffs

DeMarcus Cousins return could make Warriors team to beat

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins told the media that he expects to return this season, and that will make them pretty much unstoppable.

DeMarcus Cousins told ESPN before Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors second-round battle that he expects to be back this season.

That should send shockwaves throughout the rest of the league.

For context, Cousins hasn’t been on the court ever since he suffered a quad injury in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series with the rival Los Angeles Clippers.

The loss of Cousins made the Warriors somewhat vulnerable in the middle, leaving Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut to fill the hole left by the versatile Cousins.

His injury happened at a bad time for center, as he was just returning to form after missing nearly half of the regular season. Now, after his latest injury setback, Cousins said that he’s taking things day-by-day, and expects to be back on the court soon.

If Cousins can make a go of it this season, you can’t help but proclaim the Warriors as the biggest favorite to win it all. Even before the season, many were dubbing the Warriors starting five as perhaps the best ever assembled.

Cousins is a rare center that can not only bully his opponents in the paint but also stretch them to the outside.

That dynamic in the center spot was one of the rare weaknesses of the Warriors during their reign on top of the NBA the past few seasons, and when Cousins returned to near full-health toward the end of the season, it looked like no one would be able to stop them.

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With Cousins out, teams have once again been able to exploit the Warriors in the middle, but if Cousins can make a comeback, don’t be surprised to see the Warriors run roughshod through the league on their way to a three-peat.

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