The Heat don't plan to re-sign Cooke after his 10-day contract expired Monday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. The Sioux Falls Skyforce -- Miami's G League affiliate -- has completed its season, allowing the Heat to carry two-way players Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten on the roster for the rest of the season without impacting either player's service time. As a result of those two arrivals, the Heat didn't have much incentive to keep Cooke around as extra insurance off the bench. Cooke didn't see any game action during his week-and-a-half stint with Miami.
Cooke registered 26 points (8-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-8 FT), five rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in the 130-112 loss Tuesday to the Blue. Both Cooke and fellow two-way player Duncan Robinson combined for 62 points, but the duo attempted an outstanding 42 of the team's 87 shots. In 41 games with Sioux Falls, Cooke is averaging 14.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 31.6 minutes per game.
The Heat assigned Cooke to the G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Tuesday. After reaching a 10-day deal with the Heat on Friday, Cooke has been a spectator for all three of the team's games since he joined the organization. The G League assignment will provide him the opportunity to pick up some meaningful minutes while giving the team brass a better chance to evaluate him in a game setting.
Cooke has signed a 10-day deal with the Heat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Cooke has been playing with the Heat's G League affiliate this season, and he appeared in 13 games for the Pelicans last season. When with the Pelicans, he totaled six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 38 minutes. He'll likely play a minimal role with the Heat and can probably be ignored in almost every fantasy format.
Cooke registered 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and five assists over 25 minutes Friday against Maine. Cooke served as a key contributor off the bench in a victory, pushing his season averages to 9.5 points, 3.2 boards and 2.5 assists over 14 contests. The 24-year-old guard should continue to see a healthy chunk of minutes in the G League as the season continues.
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