Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins will not need surgery but it’s unlikely he will return this postseason — but they are holding out hope because a fast heal is in the realm of possibility
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) April 17, 2019
Man, I feel awful for Boogie.
DeMarcus Cousins has got to have some of the worst luck among super-stars in the NBA, right? I mean, the guy was stuck on the Sacramento Kings during their darkest hours. He probably thought he’d never even sniff playoff basketball. Then, he was granted a trade to the New Orleans Pelicans to play alongside his buddy Anthony Davis. They didn’t make the post-season his first year in NOLA, which was expected given the fact that he was traded mid-season. The following year arrives, and the Pelicans are COOKING. Boogie and AD look virtually unbeatable. And then BAM, Cousins tears his Achilles in January and misses the playoffs. Fast forward to last Summer, Cousins decides to sign with the Warriors and ring chase (the Warriors were winning it all anyways, so who cares). He returns to the court mid-season and makes the greatest team on Earth even greater. Now the 2019 post-season is here, and what happens in his second playoff game EVER? The poor guy goes down with a torn quad and is likely out for the remainder of the playoffs. It’s just awful.
This dude has been working towards one goal his entire career, just make the playoffs, and it got it ripped away from him in the matter of seconds the other night. Sure, he’ll get his ring, but I’m sure he was sick to his stomach when he found out he couldn’t go again this season.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)