Ball so hard wrote:snaquille oatmeal wrote:Ball so hard wrote:If we're getting the Cousins from the finals, there's no way in hell he should start. That version of Cousins is way too slow on the defensive end. If he's regained some of his lateral quickness by training cap, then i'm all for starting Cousins at the 5. If AD can't be convinced to play the 5, i'd rather roll with McGee at the 5 until Cousins regains some of his quickness.
It’s silly to even bring up the Cousins of the finals, he obviously wasn’t ready to comeback from the quad injury so of course he didn’t perform.
hmm... nothing really silly about bringing up his performance during the finals. No one knows for sure if his performance during the finals is indicative of his performance going forward. He obviously had some serious injuries, some of which may have caused permanent damage. There's a reason he was only able to fetch the vet min on the open market. If teams felt his performance during the finals was an outlier, he would've received a far more lucrative contract; this much is obvious.
It is silly because if you saw him play late in the season and on the playoff series against the Clippers then you would realize that he was really good. Good enough to consider him as being about 80% of his old self (and as it is known that given more time he would be getting even better) But he hurt his quad and not his rehabbed ankle so the ankle injury would not be a concern only the quad.
Now he says he is 100% healthy from the quad and the ankle. At worst he will be 80% of what he used to be.