Chicago Bulls Season In Review: Daequan Cook Gets an F


May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls shooting guard Daequan Cook (14) looks to drive to the net around Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (7) in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

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):

Credit: @CJZero

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

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