Warriors prepare for return of Boogie Cousins


Jarrett Ziacik

Sometime last week, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins revealed that he will be making his comeback sometime next week. Cousins tore his Achilles last season in a game in January. Then last month, he was assigned to the Warriors’ G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, to play a few games.

Cousins is expected to start in his first game back with the Warriors this month. This is the perfect time for Boogie to return because the previous starting center, Damian Jones, is undergoing surgery for a torn pectoral. He is expected to miss many months while recovering, so at the moment Golden State has little depth in the front court. Despite the minutes restriction he’ll have for awhile, he should make a huge impact right away. Cousins can score with his back to the basket in the post, off the pick and roll, and can stretch the floor with his jumper.

“I think that he [Cousins] will bring a whole new aspect to the Warriors. He will make them significantly better then they already are. His passing ability and wide array of scoring matches the Warriors gameplay quite well. It’ll be crazy to see the team,” said Keegan Welka, managing editor of The Rambler.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins all on the same court in the same jersey is a scary idea to think about. This will be the first time in NBA history where the entire starting five will consist of all-stars. Boogie adds the strong, capable true center that the Warriors haven’t always had. Cousins adds an edge on offense and defense, which makes the Warriors an even more deadly team. Most people would be surprised if this team didn’t win a title this year and in years to come.