DeMarcus Cousins avoided a serious injury but is not quite ready to return to Golden State’s lineup.
An MRI on the Warriors center’s right ankle came back clean, the team announced. He is out of Monday’s game against the Spurs and will be day-to-day going forward.
Cousins’ foot has been sore and he left Saturday’s 110-88 win over the Thunder in the fourth quarter. He was initially listed with a sore right ankle.
With Cousins’ injury, the Warriors have shifted their plans for center Andrew Bogut’s return. He will now join Golden State in San Antonio and make his season debut Monday. The initial plan was for Bogut to stay in the Bay Area and debut against the Pacers at home Thursday due to the amount of travel he has done in recent weeks.
Additionally, Golden State is expected to get star forward Kevin Durant back Monday after he’s missed the last week due to a right ankle injury.
The Warriors hold a 47-21 record and are sitting atop of the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Nuggets.