Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is getting closer to making a return in the NBA playoffs.
Cousins is still not ready for "live action," the team announced Thursday.
Golden State, who have overcome several injuries to key players, face a Portland team that have surpassed the expectations of most.
Golden State has overcome several postseason injuries to key players while Portland has surpassed the expectations of most.
A right calf strain means Kevin Durant will not face the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 on Tuesday.
If Warriors center continues his recent progress recovering from a torn quad, he could return to the team's active roster.
DeMarcus Cousins is optimistic he will return for the Golden State Warriors during the NBA playoffs.
DeMarcus Cousins is recovering from a torn left quadriceps muscle, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes he could be back soon.
Injured Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins continues to recover.
“He’s progressing with his rehab, but nothing significant enough to report,” Kerr told reporters. “But, he’s doing a little bit better.”