5 Guards the Washington Wizards Could Target in Free Agency

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Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook, it is time to come home.

The former DeMatha, Oak Hill, and Duke standout is hitting the market as a restricted free agent, and the Wizards could use a lot of what he has to offer.

Cook started his career bouncing around the league but finally found a home amidst the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty in 2017. One major reason he clicked with the NBA’s juggernauts: three-point shooting.

Last season, Cook shot 40.5 percent on 2.7 three-point attempts per game. The Wizards could certainly use that firepower as one of the NBA’s less impressive three-point shooting teams. And he, like Joseph, brings ball security to the backcourt. In his two seasons with the Warriors, Cook averaged only 1.7 turnovers per 36 minutes (per Basketball-Reference).

Plus Cook, like McConnell, would fit nicely into the new culture Tommy Sheppard is trying to create in Washington. There’s no doubt he stays ready, stays motivated, and stays prepared. His NBA journey is proof of that.  Additionally, he could bring some of that championship experience and playoff pedigree to a roster that currently does not have much of it.

Next. Washington Wizards Free Agency Rumor Mill. dark

Earlier in the season, there were rumors that Cook and Kevin Durant could be a package deal this summer. Those have seemed to die down. Whether that’s because of KD’s injury or Cook’s changed his mind or it was never really true, to begin with, who knows. But if Cook is going where Durant is going, he’s probably not coming to DC.