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DeMarcus Cousins may return for Western Conference Finals

Cousins has been sidelined since April 15th with a torn quad muscle

Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - Game Six Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

There is a real chance that former Kentucky Wildcats center DeMarcus Cousins will return to play for the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

The Warriors eliminated that Houston Rockets on Friday night and will host the winner of the Denver Nuggets/Portland Trailblazers series.

Cousins has been out for last several weeks after suffering a torn quad in just the second playoff game of the season. He obviously chose to sign with the Warriors for one season with the hopes that he’d play a role on a championship team. It looks like Cousins will have an opportunity to contribute, as Golden State looks poised to win yet another NBA title.

For the season, Cousins was averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that Cousins is on track to return to the lineup.

DeMarcus Cousins — if he maintains his recent progress from a torn quad — is on course to make a return to the Warriors’ active roster during the Western Conference finals.” Stein said.

Whether you love or hate the Golden State Warriors, it will be great to see Cousins out on the floor competing to a championship.

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is scheduled for Tuesday May 14th at 9:00 pm EST.