New York Knicks: Under-the-radar point guard free agents to target

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Quinn Cook

When you back up Stephen Curry, it’s easy to go under the radar, but Quinn Cook has been nothing short of a phenomenal backup point guard.

After playing a crucial part of Duke’s 2015 championship run, Cook went undrafted and bounced around the league before finally landing with Golden State.

Cook shined the most when filling in as the starter this season when Curry was hurt. In that time he had games of 27 points, 21, 19 (twice), 18 (twice), 16 (twice), and 15 (three times). Cook also performed well throughout the postseason, highlighted by a nine-point Game 2 when the Warriors needed it the most.

Cook showed when given the chance he can potentially be a 15-20 point-per-game scorer, those chance just don’t happen very often when you play with Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green.

The 27-year-old’s ability to shoot the three shows he can score no matter what system he’s in, on his career Cook has shot 41 percent from three. He also showed the ability to distribute the ball setting a career high with seven assists in a win against Dallas.

If the Knicks are still looking to signing Durant, having Cook on the roster would be another reason for him to sign. During their time together, Cook and Durant formed a special bond, potentially enough for them to join a team together, according to the New York Post. Golden State has a long list of free agents, leaving Cook towards the bottom of their list. He may not be signed for the minimum, but the mid-level exception should be enough to steal the Warriors backup point guard.