How will DeMarcus Cousins handle the "demotion."
DeMarcus Cousins is showing signs of progress in the recovery of his torn Achilles, but he won't see a lick of NBA action until he completes a stint with the Warriors' G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. There are various reasons why a G League conditioning stint is the right move for "Boogie" Cousins.
For one, letting DeMarcus Cousins practice (then play) with lower-tier competition, helps him get his wind back at an agreeable pace. On the other hand, it gives the Golden State Warriors' one less distraction in their clubhouse, as they sort through internal strife and a team-wide Meningitis scare that went largely unreported.
While Cousins will be optioned off the farm club in a few weeks time, to coincide with the date they marked down for his NBA return. Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle says that team officials are nevertheless confident that Cousins could play in a "do or die" situation right here, right now, but lack any incentive to risk his longterm health or the status quo.
Cousins hasn't played a game since rupturing his Achilles in a win over the Houston Rockets last January. Although numbers don't tell the full story, Cousins' 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game over his career, place him at the very top of the NBA ladder for his position. How do you see the "Boogie" experiment playing out in GSW, comment below?