Question is, what should be the expectation for Boogie as he approaches his return to the National Basketball Association floor for the first time since he suffered a torn Achilles last January?
"All I can tell you is (his return) is closer now", Kerr told reporters, via ESPN. Below we will examine how Cousins joining the team is both good and bad for the defending champs. At a time when Golden State could offer virtually no money, Cousins still sought the champions, understanding they were his best shot at success.
Cousins was injured in late January while with the Pelicans and missed the rest of 2017-18. Still, that doesn't mean that Cousins can't come in and play a vital role in this team hitting its stride this season.
Cousins, 28, signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with Golden State in July. There, a healthy Cousins can alleviate pressure on Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant offensively, and give the Warriors a true big, allowing Draymond to roam from the post to perimeter defensively. They'll enter that matchup with a 26-14 record. Kerr's side will take on the New York Knicks on Tuesday night and will welcome the Chicago Bulls on Friday before going on a mini road trip to Denver and then Dallas before returning home.