The Golden State Warriors haven't offered a concrete timetable for DeMarcus Cousins' return, but it appears they are content with the progress he's made while working his way back from a torn Achilles tendon.
"I don't think it will take too long before he takes part in practice," head coach Steve Kerr said following the opening day of training camp on Tuesday, according to the Mercury News' Mark Medina. "But for right now, it's important he gets his full workout with the training staff."
"DeMarcus did a ton of movement stuff, court work, ball handling, and shooting stuff on his own. But he did not take part with the team. We're just taking it slowly with him."
Warriors president Bob Myers said Monday during media day that Cousins will be re-evaluated in four weeks, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.
"When he can play, he'll play. We won't rush him, but we also won't hold him back," Myers said. "We need time for him to acclimate; we need to acclimate for him. But it's an exciting thing for our whole team to look forward to."
Cousins went under the knife in January while a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. As Medina notes, the average recovery time for such an injury is approximately nine months.
The big man agreed to a one-year, $5.3-million contract with Golden State this summer. When he returns, the Warriors will become the first team ever to trot out a starting lineup featuring four players (Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry being the other three) who all averaged at least 20 points the year prior.