Warriors roundtable: Will the DeMarcus Cousins experiment work?

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Cousins, who hasn't played since he tore his left Achilles' tendon on January 26, 2018 while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, rallied to return a few weeks back but backed off when the team said he'd be on limited minutes, according to Yahoo Sports. He will take dramatically less shots than he's used to.

They hit 10 of their 21 in the first quarter alone Tuesday.

More interesting? Paul was seen chatting up Warriors star Kevin Durant and general manager Bob Myers.

Cousins was recently interviewed by ESPN's Rachel Nichols and says he has not focused on the reaction from fans since he chose to sign with the Warriors last summer in free agency. Russell pulled up for the game-clinching 3-pointer in Orlando to give his team the win.


Now it's just a matter of time before the lingering questions are answered: Can Cousins keep up with the Warriors pace?

It has been a very long time since the Warriors have had a player of Cousins' caliber at the center position.

Some NBA pundits wonder how he'll gel with a stacked Warriors team that includes Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. I'm going to help this team in whatever way I can. "And he's coming off an Achilles injury doing that". At full strength, he's one of the best players in the league.

The Pacers missed the playoffs that season finishing with a 38-44 record, but with PG13 getting to play those six games, it set him up for a strong 2015-16 season where he was an All-Star averaging 23.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 81 games. So we're not going to play at some pace that he can't play at and make him irrelevant to our offense.


Golden State's coaching staff has spent the past couple of weeks more intensely planning for Cousins' return and how he will be incorporated into different rotations throughout games, while also holding regular discussions with Cousins about the plan.

Davis' agent, Rich Paul, took in the game at Oracle.

George came off the bench and played just 14 minutes finishing with 13 points, two rebounds and two assists in the win.


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