Daequan Cook joined the Bulls in January as a shooter and legit threat from long-range. He was anything but.
As injuries befell the Chicago Bulls this season, the front office was forced to bring in fresh bodies just to have a complete roster. In January, the team signed Daequan Cook, a 6-5 shooting guard with a reputation for being accurate from long range.
Cook has bounced around the league a little bit and the Bulls would be his fourth team in six years.
His stay in Chicago wasn’t necessarily a memorable one as he appeared in 33 games and averaged 8.4 minutes per outing, and it seemed like his shooting stroke may have gotten lost with his luggage on his initial trip to the Windy City. Cook shot 28 percent from the field and 25 percent from the three-point line.
Of those 33 games with the Bulls, Cook would crack double digits just three times and had a season high of 19 points in a February road loss to the Denver Nuggets. He would score just 25 points in his first 10 games, reminding Bulls fans of the time the team signed Devin Brown to come in and be a shooter and couldn’t make anything.
In the playoffs, Cook wouldn’t fare much better. He appeared in six games – three against Brooklyn and Miami – and scored just three points in the postseason. It’s unlikely the Ohio State alum will be back in a Bulls uniform next season, although he didn’t disappoint too much as not a whole lot was expected from him.
He wasn’t a disruption in the locker room, got along great with his teammates and was pleasant to be around from a media standpoint, but if you come to a team with a shooter's rep, the least you can do is make some shots.
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