Report: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins to Undergo MRI on Quad Injury Tuesday

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins waits on the ball to come into play during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Reinhold Matay/Associated Press

Golden State Warriors star DeMarcus Cousins is on the bench again after suffering a non-contact injury on Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cousins was chasing after a loose ball when he fell to the court and immediately grabbed his left leg.

According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins will have an MRI on his quad Tuesday.

He has had his share of ups and downs in his first season with the Warriors. The four-time All-Star missed the first 45 games while continuing to rehab from a torn Achilles he suffered in January 2018. 

In 30 regular-season games, Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He’s spent much fo the year working his way back into game shape after missing so much time, and his three-point percentage (27.4) is his worst since the 2014-15 season. 

The Warriors have been able to endure without Cousins for most of this season on the strength of their starting lineup. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have the team poised to make another deep playoff run. 

Cousins’ size adds a missing element for the Warriors as they pursue their third straight NBA title. Head coach Steve Kerr has to exercise caution to ensure his star center is healthy for remainder of the postseason. 

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF

April 15, 2019 at 08:26PM

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