Free Agency is set to open up on Sunday at 6 pm, and with the potential loss of Kemba Walker, the Charlotte Hornets have expressed interest in a young point guard from Golden State.
The Charlotte Hornets will be potentially losing Kemba Walker Sunday evening, and the team is desperately looking for a replacement. After reports came out about Walker’s decision on Saturday, the Hornets have been targeting various point guards.
A potential signee that came up on Sunday is Golden State Warriors’ guard Quinn Cook. This undrafted guard initially spent his first season with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans before finding a home with the Warriors in 2017.
Cook is entering his fourth professional season, and he is coming off a down year with the Warriors. Cook managed to average 6.9 points, 1.6 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game last season for Golden State.
His numbers dropped following the 2017-18 season due to the decrease in minutes that he received. After averaging 22.4 minutes per game in the 2017-18 season, he only received 14.3 minutes per game last season.
In his career, Cook has only started in 28 games, and all of those starts were with the Warriors during the past two seasons. As a starter, Cook has averaged 13.6 points and 4.0 assists per game.
This is impressive, considering he has spent a lot of time as the back-up to Stephen Curry. As back-up and understudy to Curry, Cook had one of the best seasons of his career last season in terms of perimeter shooting.
Cook was able to knock down 81 three-pointers last season while shooting a clean 40% from behind the arc. As a shooter, he manages to make a lot of high percentage shots.
If Charlotte is looking for a young point guard who has a lot of potential, Cook may be their guy. It is also important to note that Cook was a part of the 2018 Warriors team that won the championship. As a young player in the league, he has a lot of playoff experience.
Many teams seem to be interested in Cook, but Charlotte may be in the driver seat as they desperately need a guard to replace Walker. Cook will be an interesting name to look for when Free Agency opens up.