Warriors’ Quinn Cook wants to be ‘a Hall of Famer’ like Kevin Durant
Quinn Cook was a valuable member of the Golden State Warriors last season, and he aspires to be like his teammate Kevin Durant. Stephen Curry was hit hard by the injury bug in Golden State’s latest championship run, and Cook was an effective fill-in for the superstar. He may have not produced the same gaudy numbers, but he handled the ball, was a capable defender and was a high volume shooter when needed. Quinn considers Durant to be a surefire Hall of Fame caliber player, and he hopes he can become one too.
“He gives me advice, I give him advice. We have a great connection out there,” Cook told The Mercury News. “Obviously we know each other’s games dow to a T, so it’ definitely a blessing to be out there with him, and he makes everybody’s job easier.”
The Warriors were dominant before adding Kevin Durant, so naturally he helped them reach a level that seems unattainable. Golden State has a plethora of stars and role players like Quinn Cook that make the system effective from top to bottom.
“He helps me so much…just being a pro. Obviously I want to be where he is one day. You know, a Hall of Famer. So to learn from a guy like that every day, I try to take advantage of it,” Cook continued.
Cook has career averages of 8.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. These numbers don’t place him anywhere near the game’s best. However, he’s continuing to improve as a player, and he hasn’t reached his peak. While it’s not very likely he will be able to join Kevin Durant in the Hall of Fame, he could be a memorable part of one of the NBA’s most legendary dynasties when it’s all said and done.