Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players who need more playing time

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2. Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook spent the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors. During that time he went to the NBA Finals both years while winning the championship in 2018.

While there, he also honed his game and developed a reputation as a dead-eye 3-point sniper.

As mentioned on the last slide, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 3-point shooting has come and gone so far this season. Cook has shot over 40 percent from downtown in each of his first three seasons in the league, so you’d think he can make teams pay for keying on LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

In 13.5 minutes a game this season, he’s made only 32.4 of his triples. Giving him more playing time will allow him to gain more rhythm, continuity and familiarity with his teammates, especially James and Davis. That will lead to him making more of his shots.

While with the Warriors, Cook also showed, to a certain extent, some ability to be a playmaker and set up his teammates. At just 26 years of age, he can refine that skill with more playing time.