Things are looking promising for Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins as he continues his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.

Cousins suffered the season-ending injury during his time with the New Orleans Pelicans in January before becoming a free agent in the summer. However, with the uncertainty that comes with Achilles injuries, Cousins claimed he received no offers from any team, forcing him to make contact with the Warriors.

Unlike other teams, the Warriors had the luxury of waiting for Cousins to recover as they shocked the world when they signed him on a one-year, $5.3 million deal using their mid-level taxpayer exception.

It means once fit, the 28-year-old could be a part of a starting lineup consisting solely of All-Stars, something not done since the Boston Celtics fielded such a side in the 1975/76 season.

And while he is unlikely to make his debut at least until 2019, though some reports state he could play in December, he made a big step recently as Showtime uploaded a video of him Thursday performing his first dunk since the injury.

"This is nothing new to me," Cousins said in the video. "This is just another form of adversity. I’ve always found a way to maneuver through the bulls--t. This is just another test for me to overcome."

When told by his trainer about the progress he made in August, Cousins added with a laugh: "We got a long way to go."

Regarded as the best center in the league, Cousins is also an adept three-point shooter and part of the progress his trainer spoke of must be in his shooting, as a video last month showed him drilling threes.

Meanwhile, Stephen Curry recently spoke of his excitement to play with Cousins.

"There’s a lot of excitement about what he can bring to our lineup," Curry said, as quoted on the Mercury News. "DeMarcus has an element of low-post scoring that we really haven’t had in terms of getting a guy on the block the ball, surrounding shooters around him and letting him go to work. … I’m excited about what the opportunities are going to look like and how he can transition pretty smoothly once he gets back from his injury."

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was another who was looking forward to having the qualities of Cousins added to a side that won three championships in the last four years.

"DeMarcus gives us a dynamic we haven’t really had, a really dominant big man," Kerr explained. "I think our players will take a lot of joy out of helping DeMarcus come back from the injury and helping him rebound and get his career back on track and in turn lean on him to help us win again. I think it’s going to be a really good scene for our season."

The Warriors will begin their 2018/19 campaign Oct. 16 when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder.