Boogie says he could play if his life ‘depended on it’ but he’s staying cautious

Recovering all-star began G League rehab on Monday

Karl Buscheck
December 10, 2018 - 2:50 pm

After taking part in full contact, 5-on-5 practice for the first time since his Achilles tear, DeMarcus spoke with reporters, at length, following the Santa Cruz Warriors' Monday morning training session.

Cousins said the decision to head off to Santa Cruz was his call, and explained that he still doesn’t know if he’ll actually see game action, adding that he would discuss that topic with decision makers like Bob Myers, president of basketball ops/GM.

Boogie also spoke to how far off he is from returning.

“I don’t know,” Cousins said. “I mean, I feel like if my life depended on it at the moment, I could go out and play a game,” Cousins continued. “I want to be 100 percent or as close to 100 percent as I can be when I do return.”

Cousins admitted the protracted recovery has resulted in some “dark days.”

DeMarcus can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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One major positive is the chance to get to play on the same squad as his younger brother, Jaleel, for the first time in his life.

Catch Boogie in his own words below:

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