Los Angeles Lakers: Post All-Star break player rankings

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13.) Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook is another ‘garbage time’ player on this Lakers roster, meaning he doesn’t see much in the way of real in-game action. Like Daniels, the guard rotation is simply too deep for Cook to be able to get any kind of consistent minutes.

When one of the guards is hurt, Cook is the one who seems to get the minutes over Daniels, and this is mostly due to the fact that Cook is a slightly better playmaker and ball handler than Daniels, while being just as good of a 3-point shooter, which makes him a little bit more valuable. On the season, Cook is averaging around five points per game, and is shooting a respectable 38.1% from three.

He’s got a nice little mid-range game going for him, but his lack of reliable playmaking skill makes him more of an undersized shooting guard than a true point guard, which is obviously a player that the Lakers have been in dire need of since the start of the season.

Finally, that he’s only played in 35 games this season tells you all you need to know about his place on this Lakers roster. Even though you can count on him to hit the open three — a prerequisite for a LeBron James led team — you’re not going to be asking him to do much else.