Daequan Cook

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Daequan Cook
Daequan Cook Thunder.jpg
Cook with the Thunder
No. 21 – SPO Rouen Basket
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1987-04-28) April 28, 1987 (age 27)
Dayton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio)
College Ohio State (2006–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
20072010 Miami Heat
2008 Iowa Energy (D-League)
20102012 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2013 Houston Rockets
2013 Chicago Bulls
2013–2014 Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine)
2014 Walter Tigers Tübingen (Germany)
2014–present SPO Rouen Basket (France)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Daequan Cook (born April 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball who currently plays for SPO Rouen Basket of the LNB Pro A.

On June 28, 2007, Cook was taken 21st overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers but summarily traded to the Miami Heat along with cash considerations in exchange for Jason Smith.

In June 2010, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with the 18th overall pick (Kentucky guard Eric Bledsoe) for the 32nd overall pick (Texas center Dexter Pittman). In October 2012, he was traded to the Houston Rockets. Cook was waived by the Rockets in January 2013, but signed by the Bulls shortly afterwards.[1]

High school career[edit]

Daequan Cook attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio. As a junior, he led Dunbar to the Ohio Division II state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Upper Sandusky High School. As a senior, he averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game and led Dunbar to a Division II state championship. He was named onto the 2006 McDonald's All-American Team. Playing for the West, Cook scored 17 points in the 112–94 win.[2]

Cook was a high school teammate of Norris Cole. (The two later faced each other in the 2012 NBA Finals.)[3] Cook also played with Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr. on the SPIECE Indy Heat high school AAU team. Cook was the team's leading scorer in the 2004 Big Time event in Las Vegas. The team was undefeated and won the championship.

College career[edit]

One of Ohio State University Coach Thad Matta's famed "Thad Five", Cook averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game. On April 20, 2007, Cook announced his intentions to enter the 2007 NBA Draft, along with fellow freshmen teammates Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr.

NBA career[edit]

Cook in pre-season game versus Houston Rockets in 2012

Miami Heat (2007–2010)[edit]

Daequan Cook was averaging 8.2 points per game in his rookie season with the Miami Heat before being sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League in late February 2008.[4] He returned to the Heat on March 8[5] and in his second game back on March 10 he scored a career high 23 points in a one-point loss to the L.A. Clippers.[6] He scored a new career-high of 27 against the Phoenix Suns on March 4, 2009, going 6–8 from 3-point range.[7]

Cook won the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout in Phoenix, ending Jason Kapono's two-year winning streak.[8]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2010–2012)[edit]

On June 23, 2010, Cook was traded with the 18th pick in the 2010 Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 32nd pick in the 2010 Draft.[9]

In 2010–2011, Cook emerged as a useful bench player for the Thunder, mostly as a three-point specialist. He was a key player in the Thunder's emergence as a Western Conference contender. In December 2011, Cook signed a two-year extension with the Thunder. Cook reached the 2012 NBA Finals with the Thunder, but the team lost to the Miami Heat.

Houston Rockets (2012–2013)[edit]

On October 27, 2012, Cook, James Harden, Cole Aldrich, and Lazar Hayward were traded to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, and draft picks.[10] Cook was waived by the Rockets on January 2, 2013.[11]

Chicago Bulls (2013)[edit]

On January 6, 2013, Cook signed with the Chicago Bulls,[12] and played there for the remainder of the season.

European career[edit]

On November 23, 2013, Cook has signed his first overseas contract, with Ukrainian SuperLeague team Budivelnyk Kyiv, which also participating in the Euroleague.[13][14] In his Euroleague debut, Cook scored 16 points with 4/8 from 3 point range in his team loss 74-82 to CSKA Moscow.[15] Budivelnyk waived him on January 14, 2014.[16] On January 29, 2014, he signed with Walter Tigers Tübingen of Germany for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[17]

On August 12, 2014, Cook signed with SPO Rouen Basket of the French LNB Pro A for the 2014–15 season.[18]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Miami 59 19 24.4 .381 .332 .825 3.0 1.3 .4 .2 8.8
2008–09 Miami 75 4 24.4 .375 .387 .875 2.5 .9 .5 .1 9.1
2009–10 Miami 45 3 15.4 .320 .317 .840 1.8 1.0 .3 .2 5.0
2010–11 Oklahoma City 43 0 13.9 .436 .422 .800 1.7 .5 .3 .0 5.6
2011–12 Oklahoma City 57 22 17.4 .368 .346 .636 2.1 .3 .4 .2 5.5
2012–13 Houston 16 1 10.3 .356 .367 .667 1.1 .6 .4 .1 3.4
2012–13 Chicago 33 0 8.4 .278 .246 .778 1.3 .3 .1 .2 2.5
Career 328 49 18.3 .369 .359 .813 2.1 .7 .4 .1 6.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Miami 7 0 23.0 .310 .300 1.000 2.4 .6 .3 .0 5.3
2011 Oklahoma City 17 0 11.5 .393 .348 1.000 1.6 .1 .2 .0 3.8
2012 Oklahoma City 16 0 6.8 .378 .333 .000 .6 .3 .2 .0 2.3
2013 Chicago 6 0 6.0 .100 .125 .000 .5 .7 .2 .0 .5
Career 46 0 10.9 .345 .315 .750 1.2 .3 .2 .0 3.0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com