Cousins begins practicing with Warriors

DeMarcus Cousins is still not ready for action with the Warriors.

As he continues on his long road back from rupturing his left Achilles’ tendon Jan. 26 while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans during a game in Houston, DeMarcus Cousins has taken another step forward.

The six-time All-Star practiced with the Golden State Warriors for the first time Thursday, according to the Associated Press, though there is no timetable for his return to game action.

It marked Cousins’ first practice with the star-studded, two-time defending champion Warriors since he signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the team over the summer. Before Thursday, Cousins’ activity during practice sessions had been limited to individual and one-on-one drills.

Cousins was ejected — from the bench — during Golden State’s 128-110 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. In his 48 games with New Orleans last season, Cousins tied for the 14th-most technicals in the league with nine. His 115 career technical fouls since 2010-11 are the most in the NBA.

Cousins, 28, averaged 25.2 points an 12.9 boards in 48 games for the Pelicans last season before suffering the injury.