Report: Cousins returns to practice, 50-50 to play Wednesday

Report: Cousins returns to practice, 50-50 to play Wednesday
August 19, 2014, 12:15 pm
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DeMarcus Cousins was injured in a knee-to-knee collision with Kenneth Faried on Thursday. (USATSI)

Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins returned to Team USA practice on Tuesday and could play in Wednesday evening's game against the Dominican Republic.

After missing the exhibition against Brazil, Cousins said he is 50-50 to face the DR, though USA Basketball head coack Mike Krzyzewski put the probability higher, according to a report from sheridanhoops.com.

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Cousins was injured last Thursday in a knee-to-knee collision with Kenneth Faried in a Chicago practice. Tests revealed no structural damage.

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Tuesday's was described as a short practice capped by a scrimmage, and Cousins was documented getting in free throws at its conclusion.

The USA Basketball roster currently stands at 16 players -- including Kings teammate Rudy Gay and fellow Northern California players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from the Warriors -- and Krzyzewski must trim the roster to 12 before the 2014 FIBA World Cup starts in Spain on Aug. 30.

 

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