Cook not only contributed the most points on the Warriors' second unit, he also was responsible for getting Lance Stephenson tossed from the contest after a scuffle. The third-year point pro has been solid this preseason, but given Stephen Curry's typically elevated minutes and the presence of trusted veteran Shaun Livingston on the roster as well, what his exact allotment of minutes will be once the regular season begins remains up in the air.
Cook has now upped his scoring totals in each exhibition, with Monday's performance marking his sharpest shooting tally through three preseason games. The third-year guard was a revelation last season during an extended starting stint due to Stephen Curry's knee problems, and he figures to serve as a key component of the backcourt rotation again this season alongside veteran Shaun Livingston.
Cook netted 11 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added two steals across five minutes in Golden State's 126-85 win over the Rockets in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series Sunday.
Cook once again produced off the bench at a jaw-dropping rate, racking up an impressive scoring total relative to a very modest amount of playing time. The second-year guard had also logged just five minutes in Game 2 last Wednesday, yet he'd produced a quick seven points in that contest as well. Naturally, the minuscule amount of playing time he's seeing makes Cook highly risky as a DFS punt play in postseason contests, but he undeniably carries some scoring upside due to his aggressive approach.
Cook poured in seven points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and hauled in one rebound in just five minutes during Golden State's 127-105 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals playoff series.
Cook saw fellow backup point guard Shaun Livingston outpace him in minutes by 13, but he still outpaced his teammate in scoring. The 25-year-old's point total led the second unit, and on a night where several front-line players outside of Kevin Durant struggled with their shot, he actually checked in fourth overall in scoring behind the team's Big Three of Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Despite the efficient performance Wednesday, it's important to note for DFS purposes that Cook logged just five minutes in Game 2, and that he'd been the recipient of a DNP-CD in Game 1. His role is likely to fluctuate from game to game in the series, making him a risky play all the way around.
Cook mustered 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and three assists across 22 minutes during Golden State's 123-101 win over the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference second-round playoff series.
Cook opened the second round in strong fashion, posting his second double-digit scoring effort over six playoff games. The 25-year-old equaled his highest number of shot attempts in the postseason thus far, but he may be see his minutes take a hit beginning with Tuesday's Game 2. Stephen Curry (knee) is slated to return to the starting lineup, which figures to equate to fewer opportunities off the bench for Cook behind veteran Shaun Livingston, who has considerable playoff experience and could therefore serve as Curry's primary backup.
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