In just his second playoff game for the Golden State Warriors after joining them as a free agent last summer, four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered an untimely injury to his left quadriceps in the early moments of Game 2 on Monday night. An MRI Tuesday confirmed a torn quadriceps that could end Cousins' postseason.
Without Cousins, Golden State will more closely resemble the team that won the last two NBA championships, a nice luxury to fall back on.
And how does Cousins' injury affect his return to free agency?
Let's take a look.