Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Cousins plans to return January 18

Cousins plans to return January 18

And the rebuttal to their up and down play for much of the season has been some variation of, "they'll flip the switch when it matters most, in the playoffs" to "don't worry, DeMarcus Cousins returns soon and all will be fixed". With that said, the Warriors are in a win-win situation with Cousins returning to the floor.

DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, according to Shams Charania, will shoot to make his Warriors debut and also appear in his first National Basketball Association game after a 12 month-long return from an Achilles injury. "I would say the last two scrimmages that he's had".

The center joined the Warriors in free agency in the summer but is yet to make his debut for the reigning champions. "He's getting closer, but I still don't have a date for you". Below we will examine how Cousins joining the team is both good and bad for the defending champs.

But for the Warriors, back in action on Friday against the Bulls (10:30 p.m. ET - watch on fuboTV), signing Cousins was a worthwhile gamble.

He told The Athletic a major reason behind his decision came down to the fact the Warriors had told him he would likely lose playing time once DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury, which prompted Chandler to weigh his options and decide what type of role he wanted.

That trip would be the days after the Warriors face the Clippers on January 18 at Staples Center and then play the Lakers on January 21 at the same venue.

Cousins was injured in late January while with the Pelicans and missed the rest of 2017-18. The Warriors already have a lineup with four all-stars, including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant. They'll enter that matchup with a 26-14 record.

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