DeMarcus Cousins has first 30-point

Early in his career, De Marcus Cousins was on track to become the Kentucky Wild Cats' most dominant former player ever.

 He also tore his quad while with the Warriors

The rehab process has been long, and it’s certainly slowed him down quite a bit

On Friday, he totaled 24 minutes and scored 31 points, topping 30 for the first time since 2018

Cousins also added in 9 rebounds and 4 assists

The Nuggets are now 11-1 with Cousins in the lineup

while he’ll likely never be a full-time starter again, Cousins could be a quality backup for quite a while

he’s been able to move well enough to keep up defensively

Cousins was shooting just 38% from the field for the Nuggets, so seeing him shoot 10-for-14 from the field was also encouraging