"I would say the last two scrimmages that he's had", Kerr said.
Cousins's return to the court comes at a much-needed time for the Warriors (26-14, 2nd in the West), who are now bone-dry at the center position. I can't wait to integrate him with our team. In exchanging their bench depth for Cousins, the Warriors have upgraded their starters to an unparalleled level. The big man is nearing his debut in the Warriors lineup as his rehab from Achilles tendon surgery moves towards completion.
DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors warms up against the Sacramento Kings on December 14, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. He had considered returning January 16 against the visiting Pelicans before he and the Warriors decided on the January 18 return, a source said. They don't have the luxury of getting Cousins the minutes he needs to get back into the shape of things - especially if the Warriors still haven't secured the top spot in the West.
An Achilles injury is by no means career-ending, but it does limit the mobility of players affected by it and diminish their overall ability.