A Rehab Warrior
The big man suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday. According to Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic, Cousins was scheduled for additional tests on his knee last week to diagnose the injury. The tests revealed a torn ACL, which will sideline Cousins indefinitely.
Cousins has come off an Achilles tear in 2017, which sidelined him for the majority of the 2017-2018 season. He wound up signing with Golden State for the relatively low price of $5.3 million, sat out much of last season while rehabbing the Achilles, and then was sidelined again for much of the Warriors’ playoff run after tearing a quad muscle. You may have watched his valiant effort in this years finals against the Toronto Raptors as he played at 70%, but did offer meaningful minutes and was a valuable contributor.