Everyone seems to be operating under the assumption that Boogie will return to his former self and forgetting that he tore his achilles.
For a man his size with his supposed Lack of work ethic I would be surprised if he returned to prior form and wasnt a shell of himself.
Iím not that concerned about his work ethic ó he has a reputation for taking plays off because he gets frustrated about something in the game (a foul, his teammate messing up, missing shots, etc.) but heís a pretty impressive athlete and I donít think that happened by accident. Iím sure heíll rehab with dedication. But itís still an Achilles, and modern medicine has not solved that problem very well, especially for people who are 260 pounds and nearly 7 ft. That repaired tendon will have a lot asked of it, and a 100% return to prior form, or even 70%, especially within the first half season back, seems incredibly unlikely.
On the other hand, even with limitations, heís still got a very good chance of being a better player than Zaza Pachulia and Javale McGee. So it can be both true that Cousins wonít come all the way back and that the Warriors have become an even stronger team.