Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, a Mobile, Ala. native himself, had reason to be, too. "He's getting closer, but I still don't have a date for you".
A source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears earlier Tuesday that Cousins was targeting the date for his return.
The center stunned the National Basketball Association in the summer when he chose the star-studded Warriors as the team he would rehab with, signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal.
But for the Warriors, back in action on Friday against the Bulls (10:30 p.m. ET - watch on fuboTV), signing Cousins was a worthwhile gamble. There, a healthy Cousins can alleviate pressure on Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant offensively, and give the Warriors a true big, allowing Draymond to roam from the post to perimeter defensively. If Kerr can embed him without much trouble, the reigning champions are going to get harder to beat. They'll enter that matchup with a 26-14 record.