Whenever a starter is injured, coach Steve Kerr usually likes to maintain as much of his rotation as possible. Instead of starting Shaun Livingston, one of the league’s best backup point guards, Kerr went with Quinn Cook, who was called up promptly from the G-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.
Quinn Cook is a second-year point guard who won G-League Rookie of the Year last year. After bouncing between Dallas and New Orleans last year, he signed a two-way contract with the Warriors. This season, he’s been averaging 25.1 points, 8.4 assists, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. His True Shooting percentage of 61% and his 41% 3-point accuracy are amazing for a player scoring at such a high volume.
Quinn Cook showed he belonged in the Hornets game. This is a pleasant surprise, as it takes players a while to catch on to Kerr’s system. However, the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors also run Kerr’s system, and Cook looked pretty good in the offense, considering it was basically his first game.
Here's a quick video look at Quinn Cook on offense, on-ball, off-ball and getting butt-whipped by Klay Thompson in the Dec 6 2017 game vs Charlotte. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney and other Warriors.