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OAKLAND – DeMarcus Cousins, who displayed both a contagious smile and a calm demeanor, seemed to be comfortable (19659003) The cousins' positive body language not only expressed their happiness, with the Warriors to sign and sacrifice relative wealth to help them win their fourth NBA championship in five years. It also sensed his state of mind as he recovered from a left Achilles tendon that he had injured nearly seven months ago.
"My expectations, I will return and be the same dominant player as myself, even better," said Cousins at his opening press conference Thursday at the Warriors' practice. "Nothing will change."
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The cousins' environment will change.
He first fretted over 6½ seasons and then over his last injury last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins then signed with the Warriors with their taxpayer exemption ($ 5.3 million) in the hope that their profitable environment and team-oriented culture will do their best.
After Cousins asserted his willingness with an average of 21
It's another dimension. It's not something we've ever had with a low-post threat, "Myers said." I'm excited. "
Before the 6-foot-11, 270-pound prove its dominance, cousins must first prove that he can overcome an injury that has been preventing him since January 27. He has reported that he completely healed his Achilles before he had to strengthen him.
"The rehab is going great. I'm getting stronger and better every day, "said Cousins." I'm progressing weekly, which is positive. As for the timetable, we will sit down and discuss as a team to find out what is best.
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What will the warriors find out best?
Myers provided insight into thought Myers' words: "You deserve to play playoff basketball."
Myers did not just say that because of cousins Myers said that because the Warriors will monitor his recovery to ensure that cousins become fully healthy when the playoffs begin in mid-April.
Therefore, the. Will have to appear in the post-season eight-year NBA career Warriors are not worried about the likelihood that cousins will miss the start of the training camp, or even stay out until the next calendar year. "How much time would the Warriors cousins like to Starter with four other All-Stars and staggered role with the reserves integrate?
"Who knows what time it is, but surely we will have a few months, if not more, before the playoffs to familiarize and get used to what we do," Myers said. "So the goal is to have as much time as possible without pushing it back, and we do not have to throw it out."
Perhaps this could explain why 29 other NBA teams are reluctant to take on cousins. Only the warriors have enough talent and continuity to absorb Cousin's long absence.
"I have to be smart, I'm in a unique situation where I'm not needed right away," Cousins said. "Time is on my side, so I have a chance to get 100 percent, and if I feel like I'm at that point, I'll go back."
For more information on this timeline, speak the 27-year-old cousin with various former and current NBA players who also injured their Achilles. These players included one of the NBA's best dunkers (former Atlanta Hawks striker Dominique Wilkins), one of the league's top scorers (former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant), a former team-mate (San Antonio Spurs striker Rudy Gay), a dependable NBA role player (Dallas Mavericks keeper Wesley Mathews) and a current teammate (Warriors striker Jonas Jerebko).
Each of these players had successes and failures.
After tearing his right Achilles tendon on January 28, 1992, the 32- year-old Wilkins scored an average of 29.9 points on 46.8 percent of the next season, a slight increase over the previous year, when he was 46, 4 percent clip scored an average of 28.1 points. Wilkins then played seven more years and made two more All-Star appearances.
35-year-old Bryant returned just eight months later after injuring his left Achilles late in the 2012/13 season. He needed a season-end surgery on his left knee, after he had denied only six games in the 2013/14 season. Bryant then played 35 games in the 2014-15 campaign before tearing the rotator cuff on his right shoulder. Bryant then retired after the 2015-16 season, having scored 17.6 points with 35.8 percent, the lowest since his second NBA season.
After tearing his left hamstring on January 19, 2017, 31-year-old Gay scored less than his career average (17.8) with the San Antonio Spurs (11.9) last season. Still, he shot a career-high 47.1 percent out of the field. After ruining his left Achilles tendon in the 2014-15 with Portland, Mathews has since had worse shooting numbers with Dallas in 2015-16 (38.8 percent), 2016-17 (39.3 percent) and 2017-18 (40.6 percent ) as his career posted an average of nine NBA seasons (42.7 percent). Having missed his entire second NBA season of 2010/11 at the age of 23 for a torn right Achilles tendon, Jerebko has since played seven more seasons without any reported problems.
"I have not really been looking for a specific answer to get through. I really just wanted to see what each guy's mentality is, and compare him to mine," said Cousins. "I've made some of the positive stuff out of it, and I've put some of that on track, it's an injury that can be overcome, I'll see to it that I prove it."
Cousins left on Thursday without noticeable limp through the training facility of the Warriors. Showtime, which produces a forthcoming documentary on cousins, this week released a clip featuring cousins who received a massage and treatment for the left Achilles tendon. Who knows when that means cousins can start trying out Achilles in the gym and practicing court. Medical experts determine the average recovery time between eight and ten months.
"That's the worst thing, frankly, if I wake up every day doing exactly the same thing, it can drive you crazy," Cousins said. "But I take it as a test, it's just another obstacle to overcome, and I use it as fuel to get to the next step, then I continue the process, it's difficult, no lie, but I know where I want to be, I know what I'm capable of, and I'm looking forward to getting back to earth. "
And if that happens?
"My main goal is to win a championship, so I'll sign up," Cousins said. "I bring a hardness, I bring a skillset that they've never had before with rebound, pass and ability to score, I'll bring a little bit of everything and a few [technicals] along."
Cousins spoke playfully about his technical fouls. However, he spoke seriously about his championship aspirations and return to dominance. And he did so while he appeared in peace with his new circumstances.
"I'm stubborn, I love that about myself," Cousins said. "I'll never stop, I'm a fighter, I feel like I can overcome that, I'll continue with that mindset."
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