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DeMarcus Cousins is partaking in three-on-three scrimmages

Slowly but surely, the Warriors’ newest All-Star is nearing full health.

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It’s going to be a while before the Golden State Warriors get to try their new only All-Stars lineup. DeMarcus Cousins likely won’t make his Dubs debut for a few months, while he rehabs an Achilles injury suffered in January.

But he’s making progress. At Wednesday’s shootaround, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered an update on Boogie. For the most part, it’s quite encouraging.

Kerr noted that Cousins is doing most of his work individually with a trainer, but that he’s “Playing some full-court two-on-two, three-on-three, trying to get his wind back.” Kerr added that it’s “Tough enough for anybody to come back from a nine, ten-month injury, but especially a big guy, who carries a lot of size, a lot of weight.”

That’s encouraging, but also a sign that Cousins has a ways to go. Kerr pointed to some next steps when he noted that, “He still hasn’t done any contact, in terms of our drill work and five-on-five.”

It’s going to be a while before we get to see Boogie suit up, but it’s good to see the progress taking place.

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