Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins could return this postseason

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said it’s possible center DeMarcus Cousins could suit up for the team again this postseason after he suffered a quad injury in the team’s opening round playoff series against the Clippers.

Kerr was originally discussing Damian Jones, another big man who has been out since December due to a torn pectoral muscle.

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“He’ll be cleared for contact next week so he can start playing three-on-three,” Kerr told reporters of Jones Sunday morning.

When asked if it’s possible Jones returns this postseason, Kerr said there’s a chance both Jones and Cousins can play if the Warriors advance deep enough into the playoffs.

“It’s a possibility he could be back, and same with DeMarcus, he’s come a pretty long way so we’ll just wait and see,” Kerr said.

The Warriors coach added that Cousins is progressing normally from the quad injury.

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In the first quarter of Game 2 against the Clippers last month, Cousins deflected an errant pass from the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari and tried to run the ball down on the other side of the court, but lost his footing and came down hard on the ground.

He remained down on the court for a while before limping off and entering the Warriors’ locker room. he Warriors announced shortly afterward that Cousins would not return to the game, and announced the next day he suffered a torn left quad.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email him at and follow him on Twitter

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