Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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14. Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook was brought in this last summer to help the team space the floor. The Lakers were one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the league last year. They made it a point to shore up that part of that offense.

Being a 41.7% career 3-point shooter, it seemed like a perfect fit both ways. Cook has shot 38.3% from deep this year, so he has done his part. Problem is, he has been phased out of the rotation and hasn’t played much lately.

When on the floor, he’s played above-average defense and shot well. But the value isn’t there for $3 million per season. More than likely with only $1 million guaranteed for next year, he will be a trade candidate this offseason.

He has hit some clutch shots, such as the one against OKC earlier in the season. With that being said, it’s hard to give him a legitimate grade as he isn’t an important part of the rotation. It will take an injury for him to get some meaningful minutes.

He is also likely to be buried on the bench for a buyout candidate that comes along.

Grade: C-