Worst Starter No. 12 – Quinn Cook
Some players are just winners. At least, that’s what it seems like, as they win at every level. Quinn Cook was a standout player in high school, won a national championship with the Duke Blue Devils, and then joined the Golden State Warriors and won another pair of titles.
Cook went undrafted in 2015 and bounced around the G League and a couple of 10-day contracts before he signed a two-way contract with the Warriors in 2017. He didn’t waste any time, either, getting his first start within two months and starting 18 games in total that season, essentially filling in for Stephen Curry in the starting lineup.
He didn’t do a terrible job, either, shooting 41.8 percent across his two seasons in Golden State and helping to glue lineups together with his ball-handling, passing and defensive effort. He wasn’t doing much more than simply filling a lane, but he did that well enough.
Cook essentially spiraled out of the league after his run with the Warriors, playing another 67 games in two years before heading overseas. His fit in the Warriors’ system made him the guy they needed as Curry’s backup, but he wasn’t able to do much more than that.
Except win, of course. No one’s taking those rings away.