Warriors Looking To Bring Back Key Championship Squad Member

Published 09/19/2021, 10:12 AM EDT


The Golden State Warriors last season were expected to make a comeback to the playoff scenario. While Stephen Curry balled out, injuries meant that the Dubs’ possible post season chances fizzled out, and they crashed out in the play-in tournament.

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The Dubs were expected to splash the cash and add another All-Star calibre player. Given that they had two lottery picks and some young players, a blockbuster trade was expected. But the Warriors have opted to trust their existing roster and have made some smart signings like Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica.

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Warriors looking to bring back Quinn Cook

The Warriors have made some smart moves but they still have some gaps in their roster. Perhaps the biggest gap in the squad is the lack of quality secondary point guard behind Stephen Curry. While they do have Gary Payton II, the guard hasn’t been given too many minute and production is inconsistent.

Given his inexperience, the Warriors are in the market in search of a veteran guard. After being linked to former Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas, Curry and Co. have recently been linked to make a move for former guard Quinn Cook.

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Cook is one of the many veterans available in the free agent market till now. While he did win a championship with the Lakers he was always the third option in the point guard spot meaning that there was a massive dearth in the minutes for the guard.

Playing an average of 9 minutes per game in the last seasons, Cook couldn’t showcase his talents. A return to the Warriors could be a game changer though. While Cook was a mere benchwarmer with the Lakers, he is still at the peak of his powers as he still only 27 years old.

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The last time the guard played for the Warriors, he averaged career highs of 9.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. Given the lack of competition, Cook will also get some much needed extra minutes and can flourish. In case of the Warriors, they add a veteran who is well aware of their system and will fit in no time.

But Cook surely has some competition with the likes of Thomas. Whom should the Warriors sign in the off season? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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