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Quinn Cook has made this miserable stretch of Warriors basketball fun

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In the midst of a meaningless late-season rough stretch with the crew of All-Stars in and out of the lineup, Quinn Cook’s growth has made it easier to watch Warriors games.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

I had a whole thing worked out for last night’s Warrior Wonder about the unrequited love True Shooting Percentage (TS%) has for Kevin Durant.

After all, Durant is top 10 ALL-TIME for TS%. This year he’s currently sitting in ninth place. The previous five years he’s been second (12-13), third (13-14), fourth (14-15), second (15-16), and third (16-17) in TS%.

And it’s not just him — Steph Curry is top five all time in TS%. He’s leading the league this year, after also finishing best in the league in his unanimous MVP season. The last five years he’s also been sixth (13-14), third (14-15), and 10th (16-17).

Why’d you do your (blog) boy like that, Kevin? He loves you! Really all TS% measures is how unbelievably, uniquely, historically awesome you and your teammate are on the court.

But that’s the problem with writing things without watching the game. Because last night Quinn Cook took my pre-prepared blog and shredded it like the Milwaukee Bucks defense.

I guess it is better to watch the games. Who’d have thunk it? This blog boy has learned his lesson.

Quinn Cook steals the show yet again

The star of the last night’s loss to the Bucks was Quinn Cook, who had a career-high 30 points on 12-for-15 shooting, including 5-for-5 from three. Early on in the game, we saw a glimpse of what we need in the playoffs.

Cook did what he needed to do with the stars on the floor, which is knock down the open jumpers created. The bench has been lacking someone who can do that consistently all year, but it looks like the problem has been solved.

Then, when the game was lost again in the fourth quarter, Cook refused to take no for an answer. He was all over the shop, taking guys to the rim, nailing ridiculous layups, and draining threes.

Here’s the full highlights package.

Warrior Wonder: Quinn Cook

Man, has Cook made this miserable stretch of tanking basketball fun. He’s going to surprise some people in the playoffs.

That may include Nick Young, who is he is currently outplaying on a regular basis. Cook’s more reliable, more consistent, and can play off the stars or create for himself. To hammer home the point Cook’s three point percentage is now .420, which is the same as what Young is shooting overall. Hm.

With Curry out Cook’s basically a lock to start, but once the Unanimous One returns we’ll still need some bench scoring and Cook’s proven he can get the job done.

Poll

Who was the Warrior Wonder in last night’s loss to Milwaukee?

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  • 76%
    Quinn Cook
    (450 votes)
  • 4%
    True Shooting Percentage
    (25 votes)
  • 3%
    Patrick McCaw
    (18 votes)
  • 5%
    Kevon Looney
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    Draymond Green
    (7 votes)
  • 7%
    Javale McGee
    (45 votes)
  • 1%
    Other (answer in the comments please)
    (11 votes)
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