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Daequan Cook

N/A | Guard

Bulls

Biography

Background

Position: Guard
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
NBA Years: Three NBA Seasons
College: Ohio State
Birthdate: 4/28/87
Birthplace: Orange City, IA
Aquired: Acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on June 23, 2010 from the Miami Heat (along with the 18th pick in the 2010 NBA draft) in exchange for the 32nd pick in the 2010 draft…Originally selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (21st overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft…Draft rights were acquired by the Heat along with Philadelphia's 2009 second-round draft pick and cash considerations for the draft rights to Jason Smith (20th overall) on June 28, 2007

 

Career AVERAGES
7.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 0.8 apg in 20.6 mpg (279 career games).

 

2011-12 SEASON AVERAGES
5.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 0.3 apg in 17.4 mpg.

 

2011-12
Oklahoma City posted a 16-6 record with Cook in the starting lineup. Scored a season-high 19 points (all in the fourth quarter) during win vs. Sacramento (4/24). Scored in double-figures nine times. Went a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range during win vs. New Orleans (1/25). Matched a career-high with three blocked shots during win vs. Memphis (2/3). Shot 34.6% from three-point range on the season (79-228 3FG). One game on Inactive List (Flu-Like Symptoms). One DND – Right Shoulder Soreness. Six DND – Mild Right MCL Sprain. One DNP – CD.

 

NBA CAREER
2010-11: In the final 35 games of the season, shot 45.2% (56-of-124 3FGs) from 3-point range. On the season, led team in three-point shooting accuracy and ranked 11th in the NBA {42.2%; 65-of-154 makes)}. Scored in double figures seven times. Matched a career-high with six 3-point makes in 19 minutes at Washington (6-of-9 3FGs). Converted 5-of-7 3-point field goals en route to a season-high 20 points during win vs. Sacramento on 2/15. Matched earlier season-high with 13 points after going 3-of-5 from 3-point range during loss vs. Miami (1/30). After going scoreless in first three appearances with OKC, came off the bench 11/3 at LAC and recorded 13 points on 3-of-7 shooting from behind the three point line.

2009-10: Appeared in 45 games (three starts) for Miami and averaged 5.0 points (.320 FG%, .840 FT%), 1.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.31 steals and 15.4 minutes. Missed seven games due to injury, two games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and was a DNP-CD on 28 occasions. Sat out four games (Nov. 1-6) due to a strained right shoulder,one game (Dec. 6 vs. Sacramento) due to an eye infection and a pair of games (Jan. 22-23) due to a sprained left ankle. 49.4% of his made field goals and 49.8% of his field goal attempts were from behind the three point line. Ranked fifth on the team in both three-point field goals made (40) and attempted (126). Led the HEAT in steals twice and in points, minutes, assists and blocks once each. Was Miami's leading scorer off the bench nine times and also led the HEAT reserves in steals 11 times, in assists on eight occasions, and in rebounds, minutes and blocks three times each. Scored in double figures six times, including one 20-point performance. Had a career-high three blocks at Memphis on Feb. 19. Had three double-figure scoring quarters.recorded one dunk. had one multi-block game.

2008-09: Appeared in 75 games (four starts) forthe HEAT and averaged 9.1 points (.375 FG%, .875 FT%), 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.52 steals and 24.4 minutes. Missed seven games due to injury. Led the HEAT in three-point field goals made (153) and three-point field goals attempted (395) and ranked second in threepoint field goal percentage (.387). his 153 treys tied Voshon Lenard (1997-98) for the 10th best single-season mark in HEAT history. 63.2 percent of his made field goals and 61.2 percent of his field goal attempts were three-pointers. ranked 13th in the NBA in three-point field goals attempted and tied for 14th in three-point field goals made. Topped the HEAT in scoring twice, in steals on six occasions, in minutes three times and in rebounds and blocks once each. Was Miami's leading scorer off the bench on 25 occasions and also led the HEAT reserves in minutes a team-high 33 times, in steals 25 times, in rebounds and assists on 18 occasions each and in blocks in four games. Scored in double figures 38 times (37 off the bench), including four 20-point efforts. scored in double figures in a career-high nine consecutive games from Dec. 12, 2008-Jan. 3, 2009. Set a career high in three-point field goals made (6) at Milwaukee on Jan. 14 and in the process tied the franchise record for treys in a half with all six coming in the opening half.

2007-08: Started 19 of the 59 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 8.8 points (.381 FG%, .825 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 24.4 minutes. Missed a total of four games due to injury or illness, was a DNP-CD on 14 occasions and missed five games while on assignment to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League (Feb. 28-Mar. 7) his 79 three-point field goals made and his 238 threepoint field goal attempts each rank second on the HEAT rookie single-season records and his 33.2 percent accuracy from three-point range is the fifth highest single-season percentage for a HEAT rookie. Finished third on the HEAT in both three-point field goals made and attempted. Ranked among the NBA rookie leaders in threepoint field goals made (2nd), three-point field goals attempted (2nd), three-point field goal percentage (3rd), scoring average (8th), minutes per game (10th), assists per game (tied-10th) and rebounds per game (tied-16th). In his 19 starts he averaged 12.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 35.1 minutes while shooting 38.7 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from threepoint range and 57.1 percent from the foul line. Was Miami's leading scorer three times and also topped the HEAT in steals six times, in blocks on four occasions and in rebounds and minutes three times each. Was the HEAT's top scorer off the bench on 13 occasions and also led the Miami reserves in minutes and assists 10 times each, in steals seven times, in rebounds on six occasions and in blocks three times. Scored in double figures on 26 occasions, including four games with at least 20 points (one off the bench).

 

CAREER PLAYOFFS
Appeared in 40 career postseason games (33 as a member of the Thunder) and registered averages of 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 33.0% (33-100 3FGs) from 3-point range. 2012: Went a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range in the second half during Game 3 win vs. Dallas in the first round. Three DNP's – Coach's Decision. In four minutes of action during Game 5 win at San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals, recorded eight points on perfect 3-of-3 shooting.

2011: In the Western Conference Semifinals versus Memphis, converted 6-of-7 field goals (including 4-of-5 3FGs) and led all reserves with 18 points during Game 5 win.

 

COLLEGE
Played one season at The Ohio State University before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft. Averaged 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.72 steals in 39 games while shooting 44.5% from the floor, 41.5% from three-point range and 69.7% from the foul line while helping lead OSU to the Big Ten regular season and Tournament championships and to the championship game of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Set an OSU freshman record for three-point field goals made in a season (54) and ranks second alltime in three-point field goal percentage (.415) among OSU freshmen. Was named Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year and earned Honorable Mention All Big Ten honors by the media. Finished third on the Buckeyes in rebound average and fourth in scoring average. Scored in double figures 16 times, including six games with at least 20 points.

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