DeMarcus Cousins ‘Getting Closer’ To Golden State Warriors Return: Steve Kerr

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SAN FRANCISCO (95.7 The Game) -- Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ recovery is very much trending in the right direction.

With the Warriors in the midst of a busy schedule, Cousins gets most of his work in by scrimmaging with young Warriors — and sometimes even coaches.

“I’ve noticed on this trip, I think, his conditioning level has gotten much better,” Kerr said on “The Damon Bruce Show” on Thursday afternoon. “He still has some barriers to get through, (but) he just looks like he’s more energized, getting closer and really doing a good job with whatever (he’s doing).”

GM Bob Myers had told “The Greg Papa Show” with Bonta Hill that he is’s not yet sure whether Cousins will be back before the calendar flips to 2019. Cousins suffered a torn Achilles in January as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans.

There's a more pressing need for Cousins with opening night starting center Damian Jones facing a lengthy recovery after tearing his left pectoral in Saturday’s loss to the Detroit Pistons. The Warriors said Jones underwent successful surgery and will start rehab in six weeks.