When Daequan Cook joined the Chicago Bulls in January, he seemed to help fill the hole left by Kyle Korver’s departure as a designated three-point specialist. He was a former winner of the three-point contest at all-star weekend with a reputation as a long-range gunner.
Yeah, turns out he’s not very good.
Cook shot all of 27.8 percent from the field after signing with the Bulls and a dismal 24.6 percent from downtown. He doesn’t get to the line, he’s not a great defender or rebounder and he rarely passes the ball. In short, if he’s not hitting shots, he’s essentially useless. And he basically never hit shots for the Bulls, so … yeah.
If I could sum up Daequan’s Bulls tenure in one .gif, it would be this one:
Although this one isn’t bad either (please be aware that Thibs is reacting to something else, not Daequan missing another shot, but still):
Funnily enough, as bad as Cook was in the regular season, he was somehow even worse in the playoffs. He went 1/10 from the field (1/8 from three) in 6 games and was absolutely horrendous when the Bulls took on the Miami Heat. In game one, he played a minute and a half and turned the ball over twice, then followed that up by going 0/6 in game two.
Anyway, Daequan Cook is terrible and almost certainly will not be back with Chicago next year. That’s really for the best.
Final Grade: F