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Thunder Keep Daequan Cook

In Free Agency on December 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Marc Spears announces via twitter

Thunder to re-sign sharpshooter Daequan Cook to a two-year, $7.5 million deal, source tells @YahooSports.

Very bad signing

  • Daequan Cook is an excellent spot up shooter from behind the arc but he offers very little elsewhere.
  • Cook is a liability on defense and on the boards at both wing positions
  • As such, Cook is worth nothing more than a minimum contract so the Thunder grossly overpaid here.

Looking at that contract, I notice one other thing. The two years. It looks to me like Oklahoma is willing to overpay Cook for now but will discard him once this contract finishes as contract extensions for both James Harden + Serge Ibaka kick in. So nicely planned. Gives them solid flexibility in that regard.

I still wouldn’t have given him that much money though. Overpaid.

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