Marquese Chriss, a former starting center for the Golden State Warriors, and Quinn Cook, a two-time NBA champion, were among the final roster cuts for the Portland Trail Blazers, who elected to go with only 14 players. However, Quese is a longshot for the 15th roster position, given the Warriors' shortage of big men and Chriss' familiarity with the system. Given the team's plethora of shooting, Cook's skills are more redundant, but clubs searching for scoring and championship pedigree might do worse than Cook.
Chriss appeared in all four of the Blazers' preseason games, averaging 4.8 points, three rebounds, and a steal in 13 minutes per game. Cook was a long shot to make the team, appearing in only two preseason games and scoring only seven points in a team that isn't short in shoot-first small guards. They may also resent him for shooting 50% against them in the Western Conference Finals in 2019.