Below is a good article to pass along to your young players on Quinn Cook’s winding journey through the NBA G-League to getting quality playoff minutes for Golden State. Undrafted out of Duke in 2015, Cook spent his first two years as a professional scurrying around the country in the G-League. Cook’s confidence never wavered and he was ready when his number was called. I appreciate Pat Clatchey for passing this article along.
Irving’s penchant for improvement struck Cook. James’s unrelenting work ethic—arriving before every teammate each morning—was undeniable. “And this is LeBron James, two-time champion, at the time. It kind of puts things in perspective,” Cook says. “The best players in the world are working so hard, I gotta work even harder.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 19, 2018