Cousins feeling 'a lot better,' but no target date
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OAKLAND, Calif. — New Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins still has no target date set for his return as he continues to recover from a left Achilles injury suffered Jan. 26. Cousins, who signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in July, admits that months of rehab has been a “grind,” but he’s confident he will return to his All-Star form once he gets back on the floor.
“I’m feeling a lot better than I was seven months ago,” Cousins said during Monday’s media day. “You know, it’s been a grind. It’s been an adventure to say the least. But I’m in a lot better place now. Physically I’m coming along great. As of right now, hasn’t been any setbacks, and I feel a lot stronger. I’m getting my feet back under me, and I’m starting to feel like an athlete again.”
The former Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans center says the biggest motivating factor for him in the process is hearing from all the people who are doubting whether he can return to his pre-injury form.
“The haters,” Cousins said. “That’s all I need. I feed off of it. I love it.”