Is there a team out there hit harder by injuries than the Chicago Bulls? Maybe, maybe not. Now, ask yourself this; Is there a team out there that has responded and adapted to injury issues as well as the Bulls? Probably not. Chicago has managed to overcome Derrick Rose's injury and numerous injuries to the rest of the team and stay in contention. As part of their continued plans for dealing with injuries, the Bulls have signed Daequan Cook.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Houston Rockets released Cook, and the Bulls scooped him up.
Mike Conley Sr., agent for Daequan Cook, makes it official and says Cook is indeed signing with Bulls now that he's cleared waivers as 5 PM
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 4, 2013
Cook is a 25 year old guard who has spent six seasons in the NBA. The Bulls have suffered numerous injuries to their guard this season. Including Rose's injury, the Bulls have seen three key guards miss significant time. Kirk Hinrich and Raymond Felton have missed time due to injuries throughout the season. Cook could provide a stop gap if the team continues to battle injuries at the guard position.
In his career, Cook has played for the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets. He has averaged 6.9 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game in his career. He is not an assists man as he has only averaged 0.8 assists per game in his career. Should he see much game action, it will likely mean the Bulls are dealing with yet another injury. In the mean time, Cook give the team options off the bench.