Cousins (quad) participated in Thursday's practice and is expected to play at some point during the 2019 NBA Finals. It's the first time since suffering the injury that Cousins was able to take part in practice, so a return is certainly on the horizon. A return for first couple of games in the series seems far-fetched, but it appears Cousins may be able to take the floor midway through. Kevon Looney will continue taking on a bigger role in the frontcourt for as long as Cousins is absent from the lineup.
Cousins (quad) has progressed to on-court workouts. Cousins has missed the Warriors' last 11 games but the team is hopeful he'll be able to return yet this postseason. While he isn't yet ready for live action his transition to on-court work is encouraging. The Warriors announced that Cousins will be reevaluated in a week, meaning he'll likely not be able to return until Game 5 or Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at the very earliest, if the series goes that far.
Cousins (quad) is unlikely to return during the Western Conference Finals, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports. Coach Steve Kerr spoke on Cousins' status at Monday's practice, telling reporters that not much has changed as the big man continues to be limited in his rehab work. Kerr stopped short of ruling Cousins out for the series against Portland, but it sounds as though if Cousins does get back on the floor at some point in the postseason, his return would come in the NBA Finals.
Cousins (quad) is on course to return to the Warriors' active roster in the Western Conference Finals, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports. It remains to be seen what type of role Cousins would be ready to play if he could return in the WCF, but it continues the momentum of optimism regarding his status in the previous week. He was originally deemed highly unlikely to return in the playoffs, but reports have come out in the past few days which counter that original prognosis. While it still seems unlikely that he would play a significant role in the series should he ultimately return at some point, the Warriors could potentially be at full strength if they are able to secure a spot in the Finals.
Cousins (quad) indicated at Monday's shootaround that he expects to play again before the end of the postseason, Marc Spears of The Undefeated reports. Cousins has been mostly silent since suffering a torn quad back in Game 2 of the Warriors' opening-round series against the Clippers, but he spoke at length about his progress Monday, saying he envisions a "very nice ending" to his first -- and likely only -- season in Golden State. "For me, my goal is I ain't planning on sitting," Cousins said. "I don't know the reality of it. But for me, that is not what I'm planning on doing... It's definitely some type of bad movie. But I think it will have a very nice ending. Just wait for it." It's unclear if Cousins' words are backed by any medical opinions, but the Warriors never officially ruled him out for the rest of the playoffs, stating only that he's sidelined "indefinitely." Taking it a step further, coach Steve Kerr commented Monday that Cousins is "coming along pretty well" in his rehab. "I'm taking it day by day," Cousins added. "I'm in better spirits, for sure. I kind of shut the world out. There are a lot of opinions out there. I shut the world out, went to my little zone and I'm taking it a day at a time." When pressed about the possibility that he could return before the end of the playoffs, Cousins simply answered: "We will see."
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