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DeMarcus Cousins Will Reportedly Make Season Debut with Warriors on Jan. 18

Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins on his Instagram story. Head coach Steve Kerr today declined to give an exact return date, but said that DeMarcus Cousins's return, "Is closer now..."

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that center DeMarcus Cousins' season debut will happen "somewhere in the neighborhood" of the January 18 game at the LA Clippers.

"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.

But it remains to be seen if he can have an impact right from the start as he has never played with the Warriors' starting quartet - Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

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.

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