Cook agreed Saturday with the Lakers on a two-year, $6 million contract, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Cook became an unrestricted free agent after Golden State rescinded their qualifying offer Wednesday. The 26-year-old was a key reserve in 2018-19, appearing in 74 contests and averaging 6.9 points, 2. rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.3 minutes. On a Lakers squad lacking in quality depth at point guard, Cook should have a strong opportunity to see the largest share of playing time of his career.
The Warriors rescinded Cook's qualifying offer Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Golden State will no longer retain the right to match any offer sheet Cook might sign with any of the league's other 29 teams, eliminating a potential obstacle in the 26-year-old's efforts to secure a new contract. The point guard proved valuable in a bench role for Golden State the past two seasons and suited up in 74 contests in 2018-19, averaging 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 three-pointers in 14.3 minutes per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from distance. He shouldn't have a trouble catching on as a backup guard elsewhere.
Cook is set to become a restricted free agent after the Warriors extended a qualifying offer Saturday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Cook played in 74 games for the Warriors last season, including 10 starts, and provided 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists across 14.3 minutes per game. With lots of uncertainty surrounding its roster heading into the 2019-20 season, it looks like Golden State would prefer to keep him around if they can.
Cook will get the start for the season finale Wednesday against Memphis, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Cook will start in place of Stephen Curry (ankle), who's out with a minor ankle injury. In nine previous starts this year, Cook's averaging 11.9 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes.
Cook totaled 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists, and two rebounds in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Pelicans. Cook stepped up with Stephen Curry (ankle) exiting after just nine minutes of action and reached double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game (and fifth in the last six). With there being a good chance that Curry is held out of Wednesday's regular season finale versus the Grizzlies, Cook could be in line to draw the spot start at point guard.
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